a soft white metal of tin, lead, copper, and antimony in various proportions, used to reduce friction as in bearings
Origin of Babbitt metalafter Isaac Babbitt (1799-1862), United States inventor
- Any of several soft, silvery antifriction alloys composed of tin usually with small amounts of copper and antimony.
- See white metal.
Origin of Babbitt metalAfter Isaac Babbitt, (1799–1862), American inventor who patented such an alloy.
(plural Babbitt metals)
Named after inventor Isaac Babbitt.