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noun
any metal other than a precious or noble metal, as copper, lead, zinc, or tin.Compare noble metal, precious metal.
the principal metal of an alloy.
the principal metal of a piece underlying a coating of another metal; core.
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base metal

noun
any of certain common metals such as copper, lead, zinc, and tin, as distinct from the precious metals, gold, silver, and platinum
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