babbitt

IPA: bˈæbɪt

noun

  • A surname.
  • (US, dated) A person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle-class ideals.
  • Short for babbitt metal, Babbitt metal (“a soft white alloy of variable composition (for example, nine parts of tin to one of copper, or fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction”). [A soft white alloy of variable composition (for example, nine parts of tin to one of copper, or fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction.]
  • (US, dated) Alternative letter-case form of Babbitt (“a person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle-class ideals”) [A surname.]
  • (dated) Alternative letter-case form of babbitt (“a soft white alloy of variable composition (for example, nine parts of tin to one of copper, or fifty parts of tin to five of antimony and one of copper) used in bearings to diminish friction”)

verb

  • (transitive) To line (something) with babbitt metal to reduce friction.

Examples of "babbitt" in Sentences

  • Babbitt also practiced plural marriage.
  • Babbitt tended to dwell on certain minor issues.
  • Babbitt later became a high priest in the church.
  • Babbitt is professionally successful as a realtor.
  • Babbitt bearings also fall into this product group.
  • Babbitt later became interested in electronic music.
  • _Tin_ is the principal part of _babbitt_ and _solder_.
  • Babbitt became known as a genius in the art of advertising.
  • Babbitt hailed this as a symbol of hope for the environment.
  • Babbitt then served as one of the union leaders and negotiators.
  • Babbitt is often name checked in discussions on cultural conservatism.
  • Innumerable proportions of metals are marketed under the name of babbitt.
  • Next in importance is its use in the making of solder and of babbitt or bearing metal.
  • But if you have no extra plug you must remove the first one and refill it with babbitt.
  • A commonly used babbitt is composed of 89 per cent tin, 8 per cent antimony and 3 per cent of copper.
  • 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.
  • The father of the officer, Lieut. Ross, was a babbitt manufacturer in Leicester; he had been a very few months in business when the war broke out.
  • Roughly a third of the tin consumed within the United States goes into tin-plate, a third into solder and babbitt metal, and a third into miscellaneous uses.
  • The segments that partly envelop the cross-head pin and crank-pin, and are section lined in two directions, producing crossing section lines, or small squares, show that the brasses are lined with babbitt metal, which is represented by this kind of cross-hatching.

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