noun[usually as modifier] trademark
A metalized film added to paint to increase protection against rust.
- Clear coating the finish will help give a glossy finish but the broken edges of the metalflake are exposed and the look is duller.
- Less than £100 worth of metalflake will cover most vehicles and all our products are available via mail order or can be collected in person.
- On the back of my boat, the silver metalflake is becoming foggy.
1950s: from Metalflake, a trademark.
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