the act or technique of making metal objects.

Origin of metalworking

First recorded in 1880–85; metal + working Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for metalworking

Contemporary Examples of metalworking

Historical Examples of metalworking

  • 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



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