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Meaning of TOMBAC

Pronunciation:  'tâmbak

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
 

TOMBAC is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: tambac, tombak
 
 See Also: alloy, metal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tom"bac\, n. [Pg. tambaca,tambaque, fr. Malay tamb[=a]ga
copper; cf. Skr. t[=a]mraka; cf. F. tombac.] (Metal.)
An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing
about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also {German, or
Dutch, brass}. It is very malleable and ductile, and when
beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called {Dutch metal}.
The addition of arsenic makes {white tombac}. [Written also
{tombak}, and {tambac}.]

 

 

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