Meaning of gunmetal

gun•met•al

Pronunciation: (gun'met"l), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various alloys or metallic substances with a dark gray or blackish color or finish, used for chains, belt buckles, etc.
  2. a dark gray with bluish or purplish tinge.
  3. a bronze formerly much used for cannon.
  4. an alloy of 88 percent copper, 10 percent tin, and 2 percent zinc, cast or machined for use in valves, gears, and other parts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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