Definition of Duralumin in English:


Line breaks: Dur|alu¦min
Pronunciation: /djʊˈraljʊmɪn


[mass noun] trademark
  • A hard, light alloy of aluminium with copper and other elements.
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    • He said the shoes were made from the super lightweight alloy metal widely used in aircraft - Duralumin - which had the strength of steel and the lightness of aluminium.
    • Many of the earliest metal propellers were manufactured in one piece of forged Duralumin.


early 20th century: perhaps from Latin durus 'hard' + aluminium, but probably influenced by Düren, the name of the Rhineland town where such alloys were first produced.

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