Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alloy of copper that contains 10 to 30 percent nickel.

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  • noun An alloy of copper containing from 10 to 40% nickel

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  • noun a 60/40 alloy of copper and nickel

Etymologies

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cupro- +‎ nickel

Examples

  • If it pleases you, you can even make disks of that base cupronickel and let folk use that, as their chink-chink attracts and entertains the simpler of them who are happy to use piddling little numbers rather than big numbers with lots of noughts after them.

    Secrets of alchemy revealed! �� Its advantages and disadvantages.

  • To make gold, take as much base metal ore as you like – say cupronickel – and heat it in a crucible.

    Secrets of alchemy revealed! �� Its advantages and disadvantages.

  • So again, today ` s "Entertainment Weekly" Oscar quiz -- Oscar statuettes were first made of bronze before the Academy switched to which of these gold-plated alloys, adamantium, britannia metal, cupronickel or brass?

    CNN Transcript Feb 25, 2005

  • The new metallic content of the cupronickel coin will reduce its the attractiveness for smugglers, "the ED said.

    The Economic Times

  • The new metallic content of the cupronickel coin will reduce its the attractiveness for smugglers, "the ED said.

    The Economic Times

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