Definition of gunmetal in English:


Syllabification: gun·met·al
Pronunciation: /ˈgənˌmetl


  • 1A gray, corrosion-resistant form of bronze containing zinc, formerly used for making cannon.
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    • Chill cast leaded gunmetals are widely used for miscellaneous small bushes of low stressing but they are, of course, considerably less wear resistant than gunmetal and phosphor bronzes.
    • It became fashionable to own objects in base metal, so Faberge started to use gunmetal, copper and brass.
    • Loose copper bullet casings and gunmetal gleamed coldly in the light sparkling like pieces of ice, cold and deadly.
  • 1.1 (also gunmetal gray) A dark blue-brown gray color: [as modifier]: the river glinted brass under a gunmetal sky
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    • However, you can achieve a nice effect more simply by simply painting the pieces with a dark paint - our furniture came in a sort of gunmetal gray, but dark green or black would also work.
    • The early day was cool, the sky a soft gunmetal gray.
    • Morning sun and cold temperatures had quickly been replaced with gunmetal gray skies and the promise of an even colder afternoon.

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