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nickel brass

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Definition of nickel brass in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An alloy of copper, zinc, and a small amount of nickel.
Example sentences
  • In the mid 1970's large quantities of nickel brass five and ten cents coins were being melted due to the scarcity of brass.
  • In the UK's nickel brass coinage (the twelve-sided threepenny piece) the alloy was Cu 79%, Zn 20%, Ni 1%.
  • I just don't see the benefits to justify buying nickel brass.

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