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Definition of "babbitt" []

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

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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."