alpha-beta brass


alpha-beta brass
/al"feuh bay"teuh, -bee"-/
an alloy of from 55 to 61 percent copper with from 39 to 45 percent zinc. Also called Muntz metal.
[1915-20]

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  • naval brass — noun alpha beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark • Syn: ↑Admiralty brass, ↑Admiralty Metal, ↑Tobin bronze • Hypernyms: ↑alpha beta brass, ↑Muntz metal, ↑yellow metal * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Admiralty brass — noun alpha beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark • Syn: ↑naval brass, ↑Admiralty Metal, ↑Tobin bronze • Hypernyms: ↑alpha beta brass, ↑Muntz metal, ↑yellow metal * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-strength brass — noun a brass with from 1 4% manganese to harden it • Syn: ↑manganese bronze • Hypernyms: ↑alpha beta brass, ↑Muntz metal, ↑yellow metal …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Admiralty Metal — noun alpha beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark • Syn: ↑naval brass, ↑Admiralty brass, ↑Tobin bronze • Hypernyms: ↑alpha beta brass, ↑Muntz metal, ↑yellow metal * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tobin bronze — noun alpha beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark • Syn: ↑naval brass, ↑Admiralty brass, ↑Admiralty Metal • Hypernyms: ↑alpha beta brass, ↑Muntz metal, ↑yellow metal …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow metal — noun a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot worked products • Syn: ↑alpha beta brass, ↑Muntz metal • Hypernyms: ↑brass • Hyponyms: ↑manganese bronze, ↑high strength brass, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary