Definition of Duralumin in English:

Duralumin

noun

  • [mass noun] A hard, light alloy of aluminium with copper and other elements.

    • ‘He said the shoes were made from the super lightweight alloy metal widely used in aircraft - Duralumin - which had the strength of steel and the lightness of aluminium.’
    • ‘Many of the earliest metal propellers were manufactured in one piece of forged Duralumin.’

Origin

Early 20th century: perhaps from Latin durus hard + aluminium, but probably influenced by Düren, the name of the Rhineland town where such alloys were first produced.

Pronunciation:

Duralumin

/djʊˈraljʊmɪn/