Definition of cupro-nickel in English:

cupro-nickel

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Pronunciation: /kjuːprəʊˈnɪk(ə)l
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • An alloy of copper and nickel, especially in the proportions 3:1 as used in ‘silver’ coins.
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    • The new $1 coins are made from cupro-nickel, which is a blend of copper and nickel, and are alternately plain and ribbed at the edges.
    • In 1965, production processes at the Mint included the manufacture of cupro-nickel, coinage bronze and silver blanks (melting, rolling and blanking) together with striking, packaging and distribution of the finished product.
    • In early designs bullet jackets were made of cupro-nickel and these have a silvery appearance.

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