Babbitt-metal meaning

Any of several soft, silvery antifriction alloys composed of tin usually with small amounts of copper and antimony.
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A soft white metal of tin, lead, copper, and antimony in various proportions, used to reduce friction as in bearings.
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A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.
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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