Phosphor bronze
Bronze Bronze, n. [F. bronze, fr. It. bronzo brown, fr. OHG. br?n, G. braun. See {Brown}, a.] 1. An alloy of copper and tin, to which small proportions of other metals, especially zinc, are sometimes added. It is hard and sonorous, and is used for statues, bells, cannon, etc., the proportions of the ingredients being varied to suit the particular purposes. The varieties containing the higher proportions of tin are brittle, as in bell metal and speculum metal. [1913 Webster]

2. A statue, bust, etc., cast in bronze. [1913 Webster]

A print, a bronze, a flower, a root. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. A yellowish or reddish brown, the color of bronze; also, a pigment or powder for imitating bronze. [1913 Webster]

4. Boldness; impudence; ``brass.'' [1913 Webster]

Imbrowned with native bronze, lo! Henley stands. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{Aluminium bronze}. See under {Aluminium}.

{Bronze age}, an age of the world which followed the stone age, and was characterized by the use of implements and ornaments of copper or bronze.

{Bronze powder}, a metallic powder, used with size or in combination with painting, to give the appearance of bronze, gold, or other metal, to any surface.

{Phosphor bronze} & {Silicious bronze} or {Silicium bronze} are made by adding phosphorus and silicon respectively to ordinary bronze, and are characterized by great tenacity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Phosphor bronze — is an alloy of copper with 3.5 to 10% of tin and a significant phosphorus content of up to 1%. The phosphorus is added as deoxidizing agent during melting. These alloys are notable for their toughness, strength, low coefficient of friction, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Phosphor-bronze — Phos phor bronze , n. [Phosphor + bronze.] (Metal.) A variety of bronze possessing great hardness, elasticity, and toughness, obtained by melting copper with tin phosphide. It contains one or two per cent of phosphorus and from five to fifteen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phosphor bronze — fosforinė bronza statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Bronza, turinti 0,25–1,2% P. atitikmenys: angl. phosphor bronze rus. фосфористая бронза …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • phosphor bronze — a bronze, composed of about 80 percent copper, 10 percent tin, 9 percent antimony, and 1 percent phosphorus, having great hardness and resistance to corrosion. [1870 75] * * *       alloy of copper and tin that contains a trace of phosphorus. See …   Universalium

  • phosphor bronze — noun a corrosion resistant bronze containing phosphorus; used in bearings and gears • Hypernyms: ↑bronze …   Useful english dictionary

  • phosphor bronze — noun Date: 1875 a bronze of great hardness, elasticity, and toughness that contains a small amount of phosphorus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phosphor bronze — noun a tough, hard form of bronze containing some phosphorus, used especially for bearings …   English new terms dictionary

  • phosphor bronze — /fɒsfə ˈbrɒnz/ (say fosfuh bronz) noun an alloy of copper, tin, and phosphorus, sometimes also nickel, antimony or lead; a hard, elastic metal with high corrosive resistance …   Australian English dictionary

  • phosphor-bronze — Bearing material composed of tin, lead, and copper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • phosphor — [fäs′fər, fäs′fôr΄] n. [L Phosphorus: see PHOSPHORUS] 1. [P ] Old Poet. the morning star, esp. Venus 2. PHOSPHORUS: now esp. in phosphor bronze, a bronze having a very small amount of phosphorus in it 3. a phosphorescent or fluorescent substance …   English World dictionary

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