Any of several soft, silvery antifriction alloys composed of tin usually with small amounts of copper and antimony.
A soft white metal of tin, lead, copper, and antimony in various proportions, used to reduce friction as in bearings.
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.