Definitions for babbitt metal
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various alloys of tin with smaller amounts of antimony and copper, used as an antifriction lining for bearings.
Origin of Babbitt metal:
1870–75; after Isaac Babbitt (1799–1862), U.S. inventor
Babbitt metal, babbitt(noun)
an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction
A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.
Origin: Named after inventor Isaac Babbitt.
a soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction
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