phosphor bronze
noun Date: 1875 a bronze of great hardness, elasticity, and toughness that contains a small amount of phosphorus

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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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