or met·al·list

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

Origin of metalist

First recorded in 1640–50; metal + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for metallist

Historical Examples of metallist

  • If you cannot buy one so small, get one made by some working jeweller or metallist.

    Black Bass

    Charles Barker Bradford

  • In this hypothetical illustration, we have the extreme case of what the Commodity or Metallist School seems to assert.

    The Value of Money

    Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for metallist


US metalist

  1. a person who works with metals
  2. a person who advocates a system of currency based on a metal, such as gold or silver
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