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metalist

or met·al·list

[ met-l-ist ]
/ ˈmɛt l ɪst /
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noun

a person who works with metals.
a person who advocates the use of metallic money exclusively, instead of paper money.

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Origin of metalist

First recorded in 1640–50; metal + -ist
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