WBW #36


ORIGIN: French

DEFINITION: an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes small proportions of other elements (such as zinc and phosphorus) that is harder and stronger than brass, is used for a variety of industrial items (such as wear plates, bushings, springs, clips, fasteners, and chemical hardware) as well as for objects of art and bells, and is prepared from various proportions of the constituent elements according to the purpose for which it is intended

SENTENCE: In racing games, the third-place finisher usually gets some virtual bronze award.

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