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Word of the day for August 12
gunmetal n
  1. (historical) A type of bronze used for making cannons.
  2. An alloy of 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc, originally used for making guns.
  3. (also attributive) A dark grey or bluish-grey colour; gunmetal grey.
PointingHand.svg American gunmaker Eliphalet Remington, who founded the Remington Arms company and designed the Remington rifle, died on this day in 1861.

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