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sheet metal

  1. metal in sheets or thin plates.
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Origin of sheet metal

First recorded in 1905–10
Related formssheet-metal, adjective
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Historical Examples of sheet metal

  • Drill two holes for a bolt to pass through the sheet-metal ends.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2


  • The sheet-metal to be gauged is inserted in the slot of the upright.

  • Pipes must be attached to sheet-metal with lock-nuts or riveted flanges.

  • Sheet-metal joints must be double-seamed or riveted and thoroughly sweated with solder.

  • It is designed as a guide to the production of sheet-metal parts at the minimum of cost with the maximum of output.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

British Dictionary definitions for sheet metal

sheet metal

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