bell metal definition

  • noun:
    • An alloy of tin and copper accustomed make bells.
    • A hard alloy of about three components of copper to 1 of tin, used for making bells.
    • multiple bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, that bells are manufactured.
    • bronze with three or four parts copper to 1 part tin; found in making bells
  • others:
    • a difficult alloy or bronze, consisting often around three elements of copper to 1 of tin; -- useful for making bells.

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