Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know

sheet metal

metal in sheets or thin plates.
Origin of sheet metal
First recorded in 1905-10
Related forms
sheet-metal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sheet metal
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The square end of the board was fitted into the socket formed by the sheet metal.

  • I was just going to lean against a strip of sheet metal when she screamed at me.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The unbreakable glass did not splinter, but it bent like sheet metal, and a blow of the giant's fist broke the mate's neck.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • No sheet metal, brick, or other flue shall be used as a vent pipe.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • This piece of sheet metal must be firmly secured in the groove by set-screws.

  • The pivots are made of sheet metal, bent and drilled as shown.

  • At this time, the roof of the main house was sheet metal in place of the earlier use of shingles.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
British Dictionary definitions for sheet metal

sheet metal

metal in the form of a sheet, the thickness being intermediate between that of plate and that of foil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sheet metal

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sheet

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sheet metal