tambac
Tombac Tom"bac, n. [Pg. tambaca,tambaque, fr. Malay tamb[=a]ga copper; cf. Skr. t[=a]mraka; cf. F. tombac.] (Metal.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also {German brass} or {Dutch brass}. It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called {Dutch metal}. The addition of arsenic makes {white tombac}. [Written also {tombak}, and {tambac}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Dutch brass — Tombac Tom bac, n. [Pg. tambaca,tambaque, fr. Malay tamb[=a]ga copper; cf. Skr. t[=a]mraka; cf. F. tombac.] (Metal.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; called also {German brass} or {Dutch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch metal — Tombac Tom bac, n. [Pg. tambaca,tambaque, fr. Malay tamb[=a]ga copper; cf. Skr. t[=a]mraka; cf. F. tombac.] (Metal.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; called also {German brass} or {Dutch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German brass — Tombac Tom bac, n. [Pg. tambaca,tambaque, fr. Malay tamb[=a]ga copper; cf. Skr. t[=a]mraka; cf. F. tombac.] (Metal.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; called also {German brass} or {Dutch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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