metal ( metals plural ) Metal is a hard substance such as iron, steel, gold, or lead. n-mass ...pieces of furniture in wood, metal and glass..., He hit his head against a metal bar. →
base metal ( base metals plural ) A base metal is a metal such as copper, zinc, tin, or lead that is not a precious metal. n-var
(Antonym: precious metal)
heavy metal ( heavy metals plural )
1 n-uncount Heavy metal is a type of very loud rock music with a fast beat.
oft N n
...a German heavy metal band named The Scorpions.
2 n-count A heavy metal is a metallic element with a high density. Many heavy metals are poisonous. (TECHNICAL)
precious metal ( precious metals plural ) A precious metal is a valuable metal such as gold or silver. n-var
Sheet metal is metal which has been made into thin sheets. n-uncount
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