Definition of Muntz metal in English:

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Muntz metal

Pronunciation: /mʌnts/


[mass noun]
A form of brass consisting of 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc, used for casting and working at high temperatures.
Example sentences
  • The addition of lead to Muntz metal helps to attain the good machining properties associated with Naval Brass.
  • Analysis of the copper sheathing would determine whether it were Muntz metal and therefore provide another indication of date.
  • Twelve Muntz metal optical turnstiles being readied for shipment to one of the largest manufacturing firms in Western Europe.


Mid 19th century: named after George F. Muntz (1794–1857), English manufacturer.

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