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