Pinchbeck

Definition of Pinchbeck

Pinch´beck
n.1.An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling gold; a yellow metal, composed of about three ounces of zinc to a pound of copper. It is much used as an imitation of gold in the manufacture of cheap jewelry.
a.1.Made of pinchbeck; sham; cheap; spurious; unreal.

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