Definition of latten in English:

latten

Line breaks: lat¦ten
Pronunciation: /ˈlat(ə)n
 
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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.
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    • 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.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French laton, of unknown origin.

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