Definition of naval brass in English:

naval brass

noun

  • A type of brass containing about 60 per cent copper, 39 per cent zinc, and one per cent tin, used for bolts and other fittings on ships.

Pronunciation

naval brass

/ˌneɪvl ˈbrɑːs/ /ˌneɪvl ˈbras/

Origin

Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From naval + brass.