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metalworking

[met-l-wur-king]
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noun
  1. the act or technique of making metal objects.
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Origin of metalworking

First recorded in 1880–85; metal + working
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Examples from the Web for metalworking

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Historical Examples

  • Our loom is clumsy because, of course, our metalworking is not far advanced.

    West Of The Sun

    Edgar Pangborn

  • In early Christian Ireland metalworking was brought to a pitch rarely equalled and never excelled.

    The Glories of Ireland

    Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox


British Dictionary definitions for metalworking

metalworking

noun
  1. the processing of metal to change its shape, size, etc, as by rolling, forging, etc, or by making metal articles
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Derived Formsmetalworker, noun
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