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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

metal age US English

The period of prehistory when weapons and tools were commonly made of copper, bronze, or iron.

metal man US English

A man made of metal (literal and figurative).

nu metal US English

A style of rock music characterized by staccato guitar riffs and typically combining elements of hip-hop (especially in vocal delivery) with heavy metal and industrial music.

pig metal US English

Metal, usually iron, as it comes from a smelting furnace in the form of pigs.

pot metal US English

Any of various alloys of copper and lead (often also containing both zinc and tin).

rap metal US English

A genre combining musical elements of heavy metal with a vocal delivery derived from rap.

red metal US English

Any of various alloys of copper having a reddish colour (now rare).

Aich's metal US English

A hard alloy of copper, zinc, and iron, used (especially formerly) in gun-making and marine engineering.

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

death metal US English

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

Dutch metal US English

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

hard metal US English

Any of various alloys valued for their hardness; especially (more fully hard metal pewter) one of tin with a large quantity of copper or antimony. Now historical.

head metal US English

The metal in the head of a casting.

heavy metal US English

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

metal bath US English

A bath of molten metal (e.g. mercury, lead, fusible alloys, etc.), used in a chemical or metallurgical process.

metal drift US English

A subterranean passage made in rock.

metal gauge US English

A gauge for determining the thickness of sheet metal.

metal leaf US English

Metal foil; specifically foil of Dutch metal.

metal-like US English

That has a metallic appearance; that has chemical properties similar to those of a metal.

metal Mike US English

A mechanical device which steers a vessel to a selected course.

metal stone US English

A combination of shale and sandstone (now rare).

metal value US English

The actual value of a coin as a piece of metal.

metal wood US English

A driver or other club with a head made from a metal alloy rather than of wood.

metal yarn US English

= metallic thread.

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

multi-metal US English

Composed of or involving more than one metal; (Chemistry) composed of a number of metal atoms.

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

organ metal US English

Metal used for the pipes of an organ.

pipe metal US English

An alloy for making organ pipes, composed of tin and lead, and sometimes also zinc.

plate metal US English

Iron run off from a refinery and allowed to set in moulds, to be broken up and remelted for use.

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

metal-to-metal US English

Designating a direct contact or connection between two objects made of metal.

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

memory metal US English

A metal alloy with the property of shape memory.

metal-basher US English

A person or company engaged primarily in manufacturing goods from metal, especially a manufacturer of cars, ships, etc.

metal-bashing US English

The production of metal goods; industrial manufacturing.

metal bender US English

North American informal, a company engaged in the manufacture of metal goods.

metal-bending US English

The bending of metal, especially as part of a manufacturing process (frequently attributive or as adjective).

metal carrier US English

(In an iron foundry) a worker who removes the pig iron from its trough after cooling.

metal-ceramic US English

= cermet; usually attributive.

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