Muntz metal


Muntz metal
/munts/.
[1860-65; named after its inventor, G. F. Muntz, 19th-century English metallurgist and manufacturer]

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brass
also called  Yellow Metal,  

      variety of the alloy brass consisting of 60 percent copper and 40 percent zinc, named after the English businessman George F. Muntz, who patented it in 1832. Muntz metal must be worked hot. It is used to make machine parts that require resistance to corrosion.

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  • Muntz metal — Metal Met al (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m[ e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. {Mettle}, {Medal}.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muntz metal — Muntz met al See under {Metal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muntz metal — Bow of the Cutty Sark Muntz metal is a form of alpha beta brass with about 60% copper, 40% zinc and a trace of iron. It is named after George Fredrick Muntz, a metal roller of Birmingham, England who commercialised the alloy following his patent… …   Wikipedia

  • Muntz metal — n. an alloy (60% copper, 40% zinc) used for sheathing ships etc. Etymology: G. F. Muntz, Engl. manufacturer d. 1857 * * * noun a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot worked products • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muntz metal — muncmetalas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 60% Cu ir 40% Zn lydinys. atitikmenys: angl. yellow brass; malleable brass; Muntz yellow metal; Muntz metal rus. мунцметалл …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Muntz metal — Composition Com po*si tion, n. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See {Composite}.] 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muntz metal — [mʌnts] noun a form of brass used for casting and working at high temperatures. Origin C19: named after the English manufacturer George F. Muntz …   English new terms dictionary

  • Muntz metal — /ˈmʌnts mɛtl/ (say munts metl) noun an alloy containing approximately 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc, harder and stronger than brass. {named after GF Muntz, 19th century English metallurgist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Muntz metal — Смотри Мунц металл …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Muntz — (or Müntz) is a surname and may refer to: Contents 1 Muntz 2 Müntz 3 See also 4 References Muntz George Frede …   Wikipedia


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