Babbitt-metal Definition

noun
A soft white metal of tin, lead, copper, and antimony in various proportions, used to reduce friction as in bearings.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
babbitt

Other Word Forms of Babbitt-metal

Noun

Singular:
babbitt-metal
Plural:
babbitt-metals

Origin of Babbitt-metal

  • After Isaac Babbitt (1799–1862), American inventor who patented such an alloy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after inventor Isaac Babbitt.

    From Wiktionary

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