ANOTHER TERM FOR BRONZE. A TYPE OF BRONZE USED FOR PARTS SUBJECT TO WEAR OR CORROSION (ESPECIALLY CORROSION BY SEA WATER) WORDNET.PRINCETON.EDU/PERL/WEBWN IS A KIND OF BRONZE, AN ALLOY OF COPPER, TIN, AND SOME ZINC, ORIGINALLY USED CHIEFLY FOR MAKING GUNS, BUT LATER SUPERSEDED BY STEEL. IT IS ALSO CALLED RED BRASS IN AMERICA AN ALLOY OF 90% COPPER AND 10% TIN THAT WAS VERY POPULAR IN THE 1890ÕS. EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/GUNMETAL
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