Definition of babbitt metal in English:
A soft alloy of tin, antimony, copper, and usually lead, used to line bearings.
- To complete this operation, it is necessary to remove the block of babbitt metal from the back of the knife.
- The Carbonite Babbitt Metal is a 4 To 5 Pound Bar and is the most serviceable low cost lead based babbitt metal for general utility uses.
- Of the methods performed, only the tin-bath method consistently produced a bond stronger than the babbitt metal itself.
late 19th century: named after Isaac Babbitt (1799–1862), the American inventor of the lining.