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metal US English

A 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)

metal. US English

Metallurgical or metallurgy

hot metal US English

A typesetting technique in which type is newly made each time from molten metal, cast by a composing machine

base metal US English

A common metal not considered precious, such as copper, tin, or zinc

bell metal US English

An alloy of copper and tin for making bells, with a higher tin content than in bronze

black metal US English

A type of heavy metal music having lyrics that deal with Satan and the supernatural

blue metal US English

Broken blue stone used for road-making

Dutch metal US English

An alloy of copper and zinc used in imitation of gold leaf

death metal US English

A form of heavy metal music using lyrics preoccupied with death, suffering, and destruction

heavy metal US English

A type of highly amplified harsh-sounding rock music with a strong beat, characteristically using violent or fantastic imagery

sheet metal US English

Metal formed into thin sheets, typically by rolling or hammering

type metal US English

An alloy of lead, tin, and antimony, used for casting type

white metal US English

A white or silvery alloy, especially a tin-based alloy used for the surfaces of bearings

misch metal US English

An alloy of cerium, lanthanum, and other rare earth metals, used as an additive in various alloys, e.g., in flints for cigarette lighters

Muntz metal US English

A form of brass consisting of 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc, used for casting and working at high temperatures

noble metal US English

A metal (e.g., gold, silver, or platinum) that resists chemical action, does not corrode, and is not easily attacked by acids

alkali metal US English

Any of the elements lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium, occupying Group IA (1) of the periodic table. They are very reactive, electropositive, monovalent metals forming strongly alkaline hydroxides

babbitt metal US English

A soft alloy of tin, antimony, copper, and usually lead, used to line bearings

yellow metal US English

A form of brass containing about 60 parts copper and 40 parts zinc, with a little lead

Britannia metal US English

A silvery alloy consisting of tin with about 5-15 percent antimony and typically some copper, lead, or zinc

speculum metal US English

An alloy of copper and tin used to make mirrors, especially formerly for telescopes

metal detector US English

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

transition metal US English

Any of the set of metallic elements occupying a central block (Groups IVB-VIII, IB, and IIB, or 4-12) in the periodic table, e.g., iron, manganese, chromium, and copper. Chemically they show variable valence and a strong tendency to form coordination compounds, and many of their compounds are colored

gunmetal US English

A gray, corrosion-resistant form of bronze containing zinc, formerly used for making cannon

nonmetal US English

An element or substance that is not a metal

with the pedal to the metal in pedal1 US English

With the accelerator of a car pressed to the floor

with the pedal to the metal US English

With the accelerator of a car pressed to the floor

metalhead US English

A fan or performer of heavy metal music

semimetal US English

An element (e.g. arsenic, antimony, or tin) whose properties are intermediate between those of metals and solid non-metals or semiconductors

Monel US English

A nickel-copper alloy with high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion

Monel metal in Monel US English

A nickel-copper alloy with high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion

scrap metal in scrap1 US English

Discarded metal for reprocessing

terne US English

A lead alloy containing about 20 percent tin and often some antimony

thrash metal in thrash US English

A style of fast, loud, harsh-sounding rock music, combining elements of punk and heavy metal

precious metals US English

Gold, silver, and platinum

rare earth US English

Any of a group of chemically similar metallic elements comprising the lanthanide series and (usually) scandium and yttrium. They are not especially rare, but they tend to occur together in nature and are difficult to separate from one another

rare earth metal in rare earth US English

Any of a group of chemically similar metallic elements comprising the lanthanide series and (usually) scandium and yttrium. They are not especially rare, but they tend to occur together in nature and are difficult to separate from one another

alkaline earth US English

Any of the elements beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium, occupying Group IIA (2) of the periodic table. They are reactive, electropositive, divalent metals, and form basic oxides that react with water to form comparatively insoluble hydroxides

alkaline earth metal in alkaline earth US English

Any of the elements beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium, occupying Group IIA (2) of the periodic table. They are reactive, electropositive, divalent metals, and form basic oxides that react with water to form comparatively insoluble hydroxides

metal English-Spanish

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metal Spanish-English

metal

heavy metal English-Spanish

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metal noble Spanish-English

precious metal


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