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pot metal

noun
1.
an alloy of copper and lead, formerly used for making plumbing fixtures, bearings, etc.
2.
cast iron of a quality suitable for making pots.
3.
a low-grade nonferrous alloy used for die casting.
4.
Glassmaking.
  1. glass colored by being mixed with stained glass during fusion.
  2. glass melted in a pot.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95
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