Babbitt metal definition by Webster's New World
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a soft white metal of tin, lead, copper, and antimony in various proportions, used to reduce friction as in bearings
Origin: after Isaac Babbitt (1799-1862), United States inventor
Babbitt metal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several soft, silvery antifriction alloys composed of tin usually with small amounts of copper and antimony.
Origin: After Isaac Babbitt (1799-1862), American inventor who patented such an alloy.