An electronic device that gives an audible or other signal when it is close to metal, used for example to search for buried objects or to detect hidden weapons.
More example sentences
- If I'm not allowed to carry a cell phone through the metal detector, fine.
- On Monday of last week Thomas, his father Pat, and friend Bernard used a metal detector in their search.
- In September they returned, each armed with a metal detector, and searched the field after the farmer took out his crop.
Definition of metal detector in:
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