Definition of "babbitt" []

  • (noun) Babbitt metal.
  • (verb) To line with Babbitt metal to reduce friction.
  • (noun) A person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle-class ideals

Use "babbitt" in a sentence

  • "Tin forms an important part of many alloys such as babbitt, Britannia metal, bronze, gun metal and bearing metals."
  • "By day you struggle with the German for "babbitt-lined bearing" (WeiƟmetallfutterlager, of course), by night you worry how you'll pay the bills."
  • "But if you have no extra plug you must remove the first one and refill it with babbitt."

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