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sheet metal

noun

  1. metal in sheets or thin plates.


sheet metal

noun

  1. metal in the form of a sheet, the thickness being intermediate between that of plate and that of foil


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Other Words From

  • sheet-metal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sheet metal1

First recorded in 1905–10
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Example Sentences

A prime example is the installation of nutplates, stamped sheet metal that affixes to a surface.

Howard Hua, who runs a sheet metal manufacturer in the southern city of Dongguan, said that power rationing had delayed production by three days, creating a backlog of orders.

Optima sales slid some 40% the past few years as consumers gobbled up crossovers, so Kia sprinkled pixie dust on the sheet metal to come up with styling that borrows heavily from the high-test Stinger muscle sedan.

He’s a minimalist at heart, but a miscreant, taking the choppy upstrokes of Nile Rodgers and making them sound like a table saw cutting through sheet metal.

His father was a sheet metal worker at a Bristol Aeroplane assembly plant.

He and his wife and children shared a cinder-block house with a roof made of sheet metal and a dirt floor.

Several generations have been born and have grown up in these cheap sheet-metal homes, begging the state for help.

The ceiling and roof were made of concrete, not wood and sheet metal as the contract specified.

According to CBS4 News, the foreign workers “were paid substantially less than the American sheet metal workers would be paid.”

Place the sheet metal centrally over the hole in the board and set one end of the round stick in the center of the metal.

No sheet metal, brick, or other flue shall be used as a vent pipe.

During the period briefly described above they could not make sheet metal.

Can the reader imagine a time in the United States when sheet metal could not be rolled, and even tin plates were not known?

B is the base, which is hollow, and may be built up in sheet metal.

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