phosphor bronze definition

  • noun:
    • a difficult, powerful, corrosion-resistant bronze containing tin and handful of phosphorus, utilized in device components, springs, and good tubing.
    • Any alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% tin or more to at least oneper cent phosphorus, notable for toughness, strength, reduced coefficient of rubbing, and fine-grain.
    • are designed with the addition of phosphorus and silicon respectively to ordinary bronze, as they are described as great tenacity.
    • a corrosion-resistant bronze containing phosphorus; utilized in bearings and gears

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