an electronic device for detecting the presence of metal objects, as one used as a portable sweeping unit or one emplaced in an archway at an airport terminal to detect concealed weapons, explosives, etc.
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How to use metal detector in a sentence
It’s a sense of historical stewardship Treasure Trove and approaches like it hope will spread as Stepien and his fellow metal detectors continue sweeping fields for buried treasure.
Using their wands and a stubby, orange, hand-held metal detector nicknamed “the Carrot,” Stepien and Gucwa helped pinpoint the outer limits of the deposits.
In countries like Italy, Greece, and Spain, where people have used metal detectors to locate and plunder intact graves or archaeological sites, police have special units devoted to tracking down illegal excavators.
He got to know Google employees as they went through his metal detector, and after four years, he found a different job at the same data center—this time with Modis, the company that hired McNally in Council Bluffs.Big Tech Is Coming to Small-Town America, But There's a Catch | Alana Semuels | August 4, 2021 | Time
Now, instead of taunting, he had to contend with metal detectors and what she said was inferior instruction.What Philadelphia Reveals About America’s Homicide Surge | by Alec MacGillis, photography by Hannah Price/Magnum Photos, special to ProPublica | July 30, 2021 | ProPublica
McLennan was scouring church land with his metal detector in September when he came across a silver spoon.
So if this weekend sees you outside whirring with your state-of-the-art metal detector, happy hunting.
She is greeted by name by two female guards before she goes through a metal detector.As Californians Weigh Proposition 34, a Look at Life on Death Row | Christine Pelisek | November 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Probably” not detectable by a metal detector; unclear whether the new body scanners would have caught it.Man’s Airport Strip Meant to Highlight Intrusive and Ineffective TSA Security | Winston Ross | May 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The TSA agents selected the boy for additional screening after he set off a metal detector.
British Dictionary definitions for metal detector
a device that gives an audible or visual signal when its search head comes close to a metallic object embedded in food, buried in the ground, etc
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