white metalwhite metal
any of various light-colored alloys, esp. any of those, as pewter, containing much lead or tin
Any of various whitish alloys, such as pewter, that contain high percentages of tin or lead. Also called Babbitt metal.
(countable and uncountable, plural white metals)
- Any tin- or lead-based alloy
- (UK, auctions) Silver that cannot be labeled as silver in the UK.
- Any silvery or whitish metal or alloy
- black metal