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1a solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g., iron, gold, silver, copper, and aluminum, and alloys such as brass and steel):vessels made of ceramics or metal being a metal, aluminum readily conducts heat Heraldry gold and silver (as tinctures in blazoning).
2British (also road metal) broken stone for use in making roads. 3molten glass before it is blown or cast. 4heavy metal or similar rock music.
verb (metals, metaling, metaled ; chiefly Britishmetals, metalling, metalled) [with object] (usually as adjective metaled)
1make out of or coat with metal:metaled key rings 2British make or mend (a road) with road metal:follow the metalled road for about 200 yards