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Definition: fusible metal
n : an alloy with a low melting point and used as solder and in
safety plugs and sprinkler fuses
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Definition: Fusible metal
, a. [F. fusible. See Fuse
, v. t.]
CapabIe of being melted or liquefied.
, any alloy of different metals capable of
being easily fused, especially an alloy of five parts of
bismuth, three of lead, and two of tin, which melts at a
temperature below that of boiling water. --Ure.
(Steam Boiler), a piece of easily fusible
alloy, placed in one of the sheets and intended to melt
and blow off the steam in case of low water.
(? or ?; 277), n. [F. m['e]tal, L. metallum
metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf.
1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or
copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than
acid properties, as contrasted with the nonmetals, or
metalloids. No sharp line can be drawn between the metals
and nonmetals, and certain elements partake of both acid
and basic qualities, as chromium, manganese, bismuth, etc.
Note: Popularly, the name is applied to certain hard, fusible
metals, as gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, zinc,
nickel, etc., and also to the mixed metals, or metallic
alloys, as brass, bronze, steel, bell metal, etc.
2. Ore from which a metal is derived; -- so called by miners.
3. A mine from which ores are taken. [Obs.]
Slaves . . . and persons condemned to metals. --Jer.
4. The substance of which anything is made; material; hence,
constitutional disposition; character; temper.
Not till God make men of some other metal than
5. Courage; spirit; mettle. See Mettle
Note: The allusion is to the temper of the metal of a sword
6. The broken stone used in macadamizing roads and ballasting
7. The effective power or caliber of guns carried by a vessel
8. Glass in a state of fusion. --Knight.
9. pl. The rails of a railroad. [Eng.]
(Chem.), any one of the metals, as iron, lead,
etc., which are readily tarnished or oxidized, in contrast
with the noble metals. In general, a metal of small value,
as compared with gold or silver.
(Metal.), a very fusible alloy, usually
consisting of bismuth with lead, tin, or cadmium.
(Chem.), the metallic elements not included in
the groups of the alkalies, alkaline earths, or the
earths; specifically, the heavy metals, as gold, mercury,
platinum, lead, silver, etc.
(Chem.), the metallic elements of the alkali
and alkaline earth groups, as sodium, lithium, calcium,
magnesium, etc.; also, sometimes, the metals of the
earths, as aluminium.
, an alloy for sheathing and other purposes,
consisting of about sixty per cent of copper, and forty of
zinc. Sometimes a little lead is added. It is named from
(Old Chem.), an alloy resembling brass,
consisting of three parts of copper to one of zinc; --
also called Prince Rupert's metal