bell metal

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bell metal (usually uncountable, plural bell metals)

  1. A hard alloy of about three parts of copper to one of tin, used for making bells.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bell metal in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)