babbitt metal

babbitt metal

noun Metallurgy.

  1. any of various alloys of tin with smaller amounts of antimony and copper, used as an antifriction lining for bearings.
  2. any of various similar alloys.


  1. any of a number of alloys originally based on tin, antimony, and copper but now often including lead: used esp in bearingsSometimes shortened to: Babbitt

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