Converted to leather by a tanning agent.
1. Alliage de cuivre et étain.
2. (Littéraire) Airain.
3. Objet d'art fait de cette matière.
ETYM French bronze, from Italian bronzo brown, from Old High Germ. braun, German braun. Related to Brown.
1. A sculpture made of bronze.
2. An alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements; also any copper-base alloy containing other elements in place of tin.
Alloy of copper and tin, yellow or brown in color. It is harder than pure copper, more suitable for casting, and also resists corrosion. Bronze may contain as much as 25% tin, together with small amounts of other metals, mainly lead.
Bronze is one of the first metallic alloys known and used widely by early peoples during the period of history known as the Bronze Age.
Bell metal, the bronze used for casting bells, contains 15% or more tin. Phosphor bronze is hardened by the addition of a small percentage of phosphorus. Silicon bronze (for telegraph wires) and aluminum bronze are similar alloys of copper with silicon or aluminum and small amounts of iron, nickel, or manganese, but usually no tin.