• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phosphor-bronze (Metal) A variety of bronze possessing great hardness, elasticity, and toughness, obtained by melting copper with tin phosphide. It contains one or two per cent of phosphorus and from five to fifteen per cent of tin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phosphor-bronze an alloy of copper, tin, and phosphorus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Phosphor, + bronze,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr.,—phōsphoros, light-bearer—phōs, light, phoros, bearing, from pherein, to bear.


In literature:

The ram is divided inside into two compartments, each having a phosphor bronze air piston.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891" by Various
The power is applied directly to the work, the only friction being that of the steel shaft in phosphor-bronze bearings.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
The telescope is fitted with hard phosphor bronze bearing rings and is reversible.
"Astronomical Instruments and Accessories" by Wm. Gaertner & Co.
This contact is made by tripping a little lever by means of a toothed wheel of phosphor-bronze.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
Peter knocked him into the chair, opened the toolbox, and extracted a length of phosphor-bronze aerial wire.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
The Cameron Steam Pump mounted in Phosphor Bronze is an indestructible machine.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
All the parts are of brass except the valve proper, which is of phosphor bronze.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low
Pelton wheel made of a solid steel disk with phosphor bronze buckets riveted to the rim.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various