dead metal


noun Printing.

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Definition for dead-metal (2 of 2)

furniture
[ fur-ni-cher ]
/ ˈfɜr nɪ tʃər /

noun

the movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like.
fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something.
equipment for streets and other public areas, as lighting standards, signs, benches, or litter bins.
Also called bearer, dead metal. Printing. pieces of wood or metal, less than type high, set in and about pages of type to fill them out and hold the type in place in a chase.

Origin of furniture

1520–30; < French fourniture, derivative of fournir to furnish

OTHER WORDS FROM furniture

fur·ni·ture·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dead-metal

furniture
/ (ˈfɜːnɪtʃə) /

noun

Word Origin for furniture

C16: from French fourniture, from fournir to equip, furnish
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