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manganese bronze

an alloy that is about 55 percent copper, 40 percent zinc, and up to 3.5 percent manganese.
Origin of manganese bronze
1830-40 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for manganese bronze
  • The screw propellers are of manganese bronze and are four-bladed.
  • The three-layer design of this coin called for top and bottom layers of manganese bronze that enclosed a central core of copper.
British Dictionary definitions for manganese bronze

manganese bronze

any of various alloys containing copper (55–60 per cent), zinc (35–42 per cent), and manganese (about 3.5 per cent)
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