Associations to the word «Babbitt»

Wiktionary

BABBITT, noun. Babbitt metal.
BABBITT, verb. (transitive) To line with Babbitt metal to reduce friction.
BABBITT, noun. A person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle-class ideals
BABBITT, noun. A person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle-class ideals
BABBITT METAL, noun. A soft white alloy of variable composition (as a nine parts of tin to one of copper, or of fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.
BABBITT METALS, noun. Plural of Babbitt metal

Dictionary definition

BABBITT, noun. An alloy of tin with some copper and antimony; a lining for bearings that reduces friction.
BABBITT, verb. Line with a Babbitt metal.

Wise words

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