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  1. nickel silver, German silver(noun)

    a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel

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  1. nickel silver(Noun)

    A hard, corrosion-resistant alloy of copper, zinc and nickel used to make domestic silverware.

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  1. Nickel silver

    Nickel silver, also known as German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, or electrum, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Nickel silver is named for its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated. The name "German silver" refers to its development by 19th-century German metalworkers in imitation of the Chinese alloy known as paktong All modern, commercially important nickel silvers contain significant amounts of zinc, and are sometimes considered a subset of brass.


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