[ met-l-wair ]
/ ˈmɛt lˌwɛər /


work of metal, especially utensils, flatware, etc.


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Origin of metalware

First recorded in 1895–1900; metal + ware1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020