noun[mass noun] historical
An alloy of copper and zinc resembling brass, hammered into thin sheets and used to make monumental brasses and church ornaments.
More example sentences
- Brasses were made of latten plate, an alloy of copper and about 18% zinc, and set into a slab to lie flush with the floor surface.
- Sea water would be collected in clay-lined pits in which mud would settle out before the brine was transferred to lead or latten pans heated over fires for the final evaporation.
Middle English: from Old French laton, of unknown origin.
Definition of latten in:
- The US English dictionary