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alloy a substance having metallic properties and composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal; (verb) to form an alloy.
alnico (Tradename) a permanent magnet alloy of aluminium, nickel and cobalt.
alpacca a type of nickel silver used in jewellery.
amalgam an alloy of mercury with another metal.
billon (Fr.) base metal, an alloy of copper, tin or silver.
bras (Spenser) brass.
brass an alloy of copper and zinc containing more than 50% copper (verb) as in brass off, to make someone fed up
brassiness the quality of being brassy.
brassy of or like brass; (fig.) impudently confident.
britannia an alloy of tin and antimony with a low melting point.
brittania an alloy of tin and antimony with a low melting point.
bronze an alloy of copper and tin (verb) to make brown or tan
bronzen made of bronze.
ceramal a strong alloy of a metal with a heat-resisting compound, esp used for turbine blades and similar objects.
cermet a strong alloy of a metal with a heat-resisting compound, esp used for turbine blades and similar objects.
chromel an alloy of nickel and chromium.
chromoly a steel alloy of chromium and molybdenum.
constantan an alloy of nickel and copper, having a high and constant resistance to flow of electricity or heat.
cupronickel an alloy of copper and nickel.
dinanderie (Fr.) domestic decorative brassware, orig that made at Dinant in Belgium.
dural (Tradename) a strong light aluminum alloy containing copper.
duralumin (Tradename) a strong light aluminum alloy containing copper.
duraluminium a strong, light, aluminium alloy containing copper.
electrum (Lat.) an alloy of gold and silver.
eutectoid an alloy similar to a eutectic.
ferrochrome an alloy of iron with chromium.
ferrochromium an alloy of iron with chromium.
ferromanganese an alloy of iron and manganese used in the manufacture of steel.
ferromolybdenum an alloy of iron with molybdenum.
ferronickel an alloy of iron and nickel.
ferrosilicon an alloy of iron and silicon, used in making cast iron and steel.
gunmetal an alloy of copper and tin or zinc, once used in making cannon.
invar (Tradename) an iron nickel alloy.
iridosmine a very hard corrosion-resistant white or grey natural alloy of osmium and iridium.
iridosmium a very hard corrosion-resistant white or grey natural alloy of osmium and iridium in variable proportions, often containing smaller amounts of platinum, ruthenium, and rhodium, used esp in pen nibs.
magnalium an alloy of magnesium and aluminum.
magnox (Tradename) an alloy of magnesium and aluminum used to make containers for fuel for nuclear reactors.
manganin (Tradename) a copper-based alloy.
marmem as in marmem alloy, an alloy which, under the influence of temperature changes, can be changed from one condition to another and back again.
misch as in misch metal, an alloy of cerium and other rare earth metals, used esp as a flint in cigarette lighters.
mischmetal an alloy of cerium with certain rare earth metals and iron, used to produce the spark in lighters.
nicad (Short for) nickel-cadmium, as applied to batteries.
nichrome (Tradename) an alloy of nickel and chrome.
nickeline (Obs.) an alloy of nickel, now called niccolite.
nicrosilal a cast-iron alloy containing nickel, chromium and silicon.
niello (Ital.) a black alloy used to fill engraved designs on metal; work or object decorated with this (verb) to decorate with this
nimonic of alloys used in high-temperature work, eg gas turbine blades, chiefly nickel, with chromium, titanium and aluminium.
nitinol an alloy of nickel and titanium.
occamy an alloy imitating gold or silver.
oreide an alloy used in imitation-gold jewelry.
oricalche (Spenser) a gold-coloured alloy.
orichalc a gold-coloured alloy.
orichalceous of or like orichalc.
ormolu (Fr.) an alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin.
oroide an alloy used in imitation-gold jewelry.
osmiridium a very hard corrosion-resistant white or grey natural alloy of osmium and iridium.
packfong (Chinese) a Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
pakfong (Chinese) a Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
pakthong (Chinese) a Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper, resembling German silver.
paktong (Chinese) a Chinese alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
permalloy an alloy of nickel and iron, the most easily magnetized of all materials.
pewter an alloy of tin, antimony, and copper used for domestic utensils.
pewtery of or like pewter.
pinchbeck spurious; trashy; (noun) a gold-like alloy of copper and zinc; tawdry jewellery.
platiniridium an alloy of platinum and iridium.
platinoid an alloy of copper, zinc, nickel, and tungsten, resembling platinum and resistant to tarnishing.
potin (Fr.) an old alloy of copper, zinc, lead and tin.
shakudo (Japanese) an alloy of copper and a small percentage of gold, used in Japanese decorative art, esp in sword fittings.
shibuichi (Japanese) an alloy of three parts copper to one part silver, used in Japanese decorative art to give a silver-grey patina.
similor an alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden color.
spiegel (Ger.) an iron alloy used in the Bessemer process.
spiegeleisen (Ger.) an iron alloy used in the Bessemer process.
steel a tough iron alloy (verb) to cover with steel
steeliness the state of being steely.
steely like steel.
stellite (Tradename) any of various alloys.
superalloy an alloy that has good stability at 600 degrees to 1000 degrees C.
taenite a nickel-iron alloy found in meteorites.
tambac (Malay) an alloy of copper and zinc.
tambak (Malay) an alloy of copper and zinc.
terne an alloy, chiefly of lead and tin; (verb) to cover with this.
terneplate thin iron sheets coated with an alloy of lead and tin.
tombac (Malay) an alloy of copper and zinc.
tomback (Malay) an alloy of copper and zinc.
tombak (Malay) an alloy of copper and zinc.
tutenag (Marathi) an alloy of zinc, copper etc.
vellon (Spanish) a copper and silver alloy used in Spanish coinage.
zircalloy an alloy of zirconium containing small amounts of tin, chromium, and nickel, used in pressurized-water reactors.
zircaloy an alloy of zirconium containing small amounts of tin, chromium, and nickel, used in pressurized-water reactors.