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Adjective: pinchbeck  'pinch,bek
  1. Serving as an imitation or substitute
    "pinchbeck heroism"
Noun: pinchbeck  'pinch,bek
  1. An alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewellery to imitate gold

Derived forms: pinchbecks

See also: counterfeit, imitative

Type of: alloy, metal

Encyclopedia: Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire