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

  • n. A metal alloy having a low melting point, used as solder and for safety plugs and fuses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. any alloy of different metals capable of being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a temperature below that of boiling water.
  • n. a very fusible alloy, usually consisting of bismuth with lead, tin, or cadmium.

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

  • n. an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses

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