type metal

noun
an alloy for making printing types, consisting chiefly of lead and antimony, and sometimes small quantities of tin, copper, etc.

Origin:
1790–1800

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type metal
 
n
printing an alloy of tin, lead, and antimony, from which type is cast

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The application technique used will be bipolar, with electrodes of the type metal-tipped pen.
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