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naval brass

noun
an alloy of about 60 percent copper and 40 percent zinc, with traces of lead, tin, arsenic, and iron, used in marine and steam-generating equipment.

Origin:
1880–85

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naval brass

noun
alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark 
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