What does babbitt metal mean?

babbitt metal meaning in General Dictionary

a smooth white alloy of adjustable structure as a nine components of tin to a single of copper or of fifty components of tin to five of antimony plus one of copper used in bearings to diminish rubbing

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  • an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces rubbing
  • a smooth white alloy of variable structure (as a nine components of tin to at least one of copper, or of fifty elements of tin to five of antimony and another of copper) used in bearings to decrease friction.

babbitt metal meaning in General Dictionary

A soft white alloy of adjustable structure (as a nine areas of tin to at least one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony plus one of copper) found in bearings to decrease friction.