lead-base babbitt

lead-base babbitt

[′led ‚bās ′bab·ət]
(metallurgy)
Alloy of 10-15% antimony, 2-10% tin, up to 0.2% copper, sometimes with arsenic, the remainder being lead; used as a bearing metal; a variation used in diesel engine and railway bearings contains alkaline-earth metals. Also known as white-metal bearing alloy.
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