expanded metal


noun

sheet metal slotted and stretched to make a stiff network with openings of various patterns, used for lathing, wastebaskets, and various decorative and semistructural applications.

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Origin of expanded metal

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for expanded metal

expanded metal

noun

an open mesh of metal produced by stamping out alternating slots in a metal sheet and stretching it into an open pattern. It is used for reinforcing brittle or friable materials and in fencing
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