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Meaning of BELL METAL

Pronunciation:  bel 'metl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  bronze with 3 or 4 parts copper to 1 part tin; used in making bells
 
 See Also: bronze

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bell" met`al\
A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three
parts of copper to one of tin; -- used for making bells.

{Bell metal ore}, a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron; the
   mineral stannite.

 

 

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