American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An alloy of aluminum that contains copper, manganese, magnesium, iron, and silicon and is resistant to corrosion by acids and sea water.
- n. an alloy of over 90% aluminium, 4% copper and traces of manganese, magnesium, iron and silicon, widely used in the aircraft industry
- n. an aluminum-based alloy
- Originally a trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Bars of duralumin and steel were fed into the machinery, which formed a hard, metal skeleton identical to the one measured by the Monitor.”
“The girl had once broken her right arm, and the calcified break was mirrored in the new duralumin humerus.”
“Her relatives imagined her as being composed of equal parts goose down, syrup, and duralumin rebars.”
“The ranchers used small flat-bottomed duralumin skiffs in which to collect their day's harvest.”
“The wings had been torn from the fuselage here and had taken fire from the fuel in the tanks; what was left of the aircraft had spread itself all over the field in scraps of torn duralumin sheet.”
“While Hosein made out the flight plan and went through the formalities in the Control office, Gujar and I helped the old Sheikh up the duralumin ladder into the cabin of the Tramp, and saw his retinue install him comfortably on the divan bed.”
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