Fusible metal
Fusible Fu"si*ble, a. [F. fusible. See {Fuse}, v. t.] CapabIe of being melted or liquefied. [1913 Webster]

{Fusible metal}, any alloy of different metals capable of being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a temperature below that of boiling water. --Ure.

{Fusible plug} (Steam Boiler), a piece of easily fusible alloy, placed in one of the sheets and intended to melt and blow off the steam in case of low water. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fusible metal — Metal Met al (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m[ e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. {Mettle}, {Medal}.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fusible metal — noun an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in safety plugs and sprinkler fuses • Hypernyms: ↑alloy, ↑metal * * * noun or fusible alloy : a metal or alloy (as of bismuth, lead, and tin or of these three metals and cadmium or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fusible metal — any of various alloys, as of bismuth, lead, and tin, that melt at temperatures as low as 160°F (70°C), making them useful in various safety devices. Also called fusible alloy. * * * …   Universalium

  • fusible metal — /ˈfjuzəbəl mɛtl/ (say fyoohzuhbuhl metl) noun any of various alloys, as one of bismuth, lead, and tin, which melt at comparatively low temperatures, and hence can be used for making various safety devices. Also, fusible alloy …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fusible metal — (легко)плавкийлегкоплавкий¦плавкий металл …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • fusible metal — an alloy that melts at a relatively low temperature, as at or around the boiling point of water. Bismuth, lead, and tin are usually the principal constituents …   Medical dictionary

  • Metal — Met al (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m[ e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. {Mettle}, {Medal}.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than acid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fusible — Fu si*ble, a. [F. fusible. See {Fuse}, v. t.] CapabIe of being melted or liquefied. [1913 Webster] {Fusible metal}, any alloy of different metals capable of being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of bismuth, three of lead, and two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fusible plug — Fusible Fu si*ble, a. [F. fusible. See {Fuse}, v. t.] CapabIe of being melted or liquefied. [1913 Webster] {Fusible metal}, any alloy of different metals capable of being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of bismuth, three of lead,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fusible alloy — noun see fusible metal * * * fusible metal or fusible alloy, any alloy, usually containing bismuth, lead, tin, or cadmium which melts at a low temperature and can be used for making various safety devices …   Useful english dictionary

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