babbitt metal definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several smooth, silvery antifriction alloys made up of tin frequently with smaller amounts of copper and antimony.
    • See steel.
    • an alloy of tin with copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that decreases rubbing
    • some of a number of smooth, silvery antifriction alloys composed of tin generally with smaller amounts of copper and antimony.
    • See steel.
    • an alloy of tin with a few copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction
  • others:
    • A soft white alloy of adjustable composition (as a nine parts of tin to 1 of copper, or of fifty elements of tin to five of antimony and another of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.
    • A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine components of tin to one of copper, or of fifty components of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) found in bearings to decrease rubbing.

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