Definition of 'alloy'
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Most are made of copper alloy and would have graced the dining table of a wealthy household. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The phone is made of a solid aluminium alloy with a special ceramic coating. The Sun (2016)Now light switches and door handles could be replaced with the metal and alloys such as brass. The Sun (2015)The aluminium alloy wheels are a triumph. The Sun (2013)It specialises in working with alloys and metals that are difficult to shape and form. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cue also a look of affected bafflement that my bike is made of aluminium alloy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also gets unique alloy wheels. The Sun (2008)It sits on stylish 16in alloys too. The Sun (2016)Technically, bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Almost all are made of an alloy of copper which melts at a lower temperature than pure copper and is thus easier to pour. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Both get body skirts, 18in alloys and twin exhausts. The Sun (2008)Plus you get air con, metallic paint and alloy Wheels. The Sun (2014)There is also a redesigned grille and front bumper, together with new 16in alloy wheels. The Sun (2010)The Sting gets alloy wheels, white body stripes and an upgraded cabin and equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Kit includes cruise control, air con and 16in alloys. The Sun (2015)It sits on 16in alloy wheels, too. The Sun (2016)Bronze, of course, is an alloy of copper and tin. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Changes include 16in alloy wheels, a chrome sport grille and a rear spoiler. The Sun (2010)If you're selling a used car, forget about upgrading the sat nav or adding alloy wheels. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some continental examples were of copper alloy, of golden sheen when newly cast, while others were actually gilded. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The yarn is a combination of thin, metallic alloys with natural and synthetic yarns such as cotton, polyester or silk. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Add lightweight 18in alloys, a fat exhaust pipe and rear roof spoiler and you get the attention normally reserved for supercars. The Sun (2008)Miners improved on an alloy of roaring metals prices, yet more positive broker comment and encouraging news about demand from China. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: alloy NOUN
An alloy is a metal that is made by mixing two or more types of metal together.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.
Definition of alloy from the Collins English Dictionary
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