Babbitt metal



any of various alloys of tin with smaller amounts of antimony and copper, used as an antifriction lining for bearings.
any of various similar alloys.
Historical Examples

There seems to be much less wear between cast-iron and Babbitt metal than between bronze and Babbitt metal.
Steam Turbines Hubert E. Collins

In this case there requires to be a cavity to receive and hold the Babbitt metal.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

White metal or Babbitt metal is sometimes used in place of, or in connection with, brasses, serving as an anti-abrasion surface.
Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II Joshua Rose

It is often necessary in making things of Babbitt metal to core out some of the parts.
The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various

noun
any of a number of alloys originally based on tin, antimony, and copper but now often including lead: used esp in bearings Sometimes shortened to Babbitt

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