from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard, strong, corrosion-resistant bronze containing tin and a small amount of phosphorus, used in machine parts, springs, and fine tubing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% tin and up to 1% phosphorus, notable for toughness, strength, low coefficient of friction, and fine grain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. are made by adding phosphorus and silicon respectively to ordinary bronze, and are characterized by great tenacity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a corrosion-resistant bronze containing phosphorus; used in bearings and gears
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