Dictionary » S » Solder

Solder

solder

1. A fusible alloy used to unite edges or surfaces of two pieces of metal of higher melting point; hard solder's, usually containing gold or silver as their main constituent, are usually used in dentistry to connect noble metal alloys.

2. To join two pieces of metal with such an alloy.

Origin: L. Solido, to make solid, through Fr., various forms


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,485 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link