from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Printing An alloy used for making metal type, consisting mainly of lead, antimony, and tin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metal alloy that is used in traditional typefounding and mechanical typesetting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an alloy used in making type, stereotype plates, etc., and in backing up electrotype plates. It consists essentially of lead and antimony, often with a little tin, nickel, or copper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alloy of lead with antimony, or with tin and antimony, used to make types for printing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an alloy of tin and lead and antimony used to make printing type


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