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magnalium

[mag-ney-lee-uh m] /mægˈneɪ li əm/
noun
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an alloy of magnesium and aluminum, sometimes also containing copper, nickel, tin, and lead.
Origin of magnalium
1895-1900
1895-1900; magn(esium) + al(uminum) + -ium
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  • magnalium takes the place of aluminum in the crankcase, because it is not only lighter but stronger and can be cast very thin.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

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