from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under metal.
  • n. an alloy for sheathing and other purposes, consisting of about sixty per cent of copper, and forty of zinc. Sometimes a little lead is added. It is named from the inventor.

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  • n. a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products


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