Definition of Duralumin in English:

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Pronunciation: /djʊˈraljʊmɪn/


[mass noun] trademark
A hard, light alloy of aluminium with copper and other elements.
Example sentences
  • 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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