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metalworking

[ met-l-wur-king ]
/ ˈmɛt lˌwɜr kɪŋ /
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noun

the act or technique of making metal objects.

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Origin of metalworking

First recorded in 1880–85; metal + working
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  • Metalworking, which is a biggie in Birmingham [several members worked for British Steel before joining], was even worse.

  • But heavy metalworking industry was always considered more important than food and clothing.

    East-West Trade Trends|Harold E. Stassen
  • Our loom is clumsy because, of course, our metalworking is not far advanced.

    West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
  • In early Christian Ireland metalworking was brought to a pitch rarely equalled and never excelled.

    The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox

British Dictionary definitions for metalworking

metalworking
/ (ˈmɛtəlˌwɜːkɪŋ) /

noun

the processing of metal to change its shape, size, etc, as by rolling, forging, etc, or by making metal articles
metalworker, noun
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