Britannia metal

Britannia metal
noun Etymology: Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin Date: 1817 a silver-white alloy largely of tin, antimony, and copper that is similar to pewter

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  • Britannia metal — is a pewter type alloy favoured for its silvery appearance and smooth surface. The composition is approximately 93% tin, 5% antimony, and 2% copper.It was first produced [ The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Micropædia (2002, 15th edition)] in 1769… …   Wikipedia

  • Britannia metal — Britannia Bri*tan ni*a, n. [From L. Britannia Great Britain.] A white metal alloy of tin, antimony, bismuth, copper, etc. It somewhat resembles silver, and is used for table ware. Called also {Britannia metal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • britannia metal — n. [also B m ] an alloy consisting chiefly of tin, copper, and antimony, used in making tableware: it resembles pewter but is harder …   English World dictionary

  • Britannia metal — a white alloy of tin, antimony, and copper in varying proportions, sometimes with small amounts of zinc, lead, and bismuth, used for tableware and as an antifriction material. Also, britannia metal. [1810 20] * * * ▪ alloy       alloy composed… …   Universalium

  • Britannia metal — britaniškasis metalas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 90–92% Sn, 8–9% Sb, 1,8% Cu lydinys. atitikmenys: angl. Britannia metal rus. британский металл …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Britannia metal — noun an alloy similar to pewter • Hypernyms: ↑alloy, ↑metal …   Useful english dictionary

  • britannia metal — noun an alloy of tin with copper, antimony; somewhat like pewter …   Wiktionary

  • Britannia metal — hard white alloy comprised of tin copper and antimony (commonly used to produce tableware) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Britannia metal — noun a silvery alloy consisting of tin with about 5–15 per cent antimony and usually some copper, lead, or zinc …   English new terms dictionary

  • Britannia metal — Britan′nia met al or britan′nia met al n. mel a white alloy of tin, antimony, and copper, sometimes with small amounts of zinc, lead, and bismuth, used for tableware and as an antifriction material • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

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