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metal head

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metal head

noun

A devotee of heavy-metal rock music: The standard uniform of the metal-head is Led Zeppelin T-shirt, jeans, shoulder-length hair (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The battering ram was simply a heavy timber with a metal head, swung by chains from a kind of wooden trestle.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
  • These pieces will be firmer and more satisfactory if made of wood and finished at the lower edges like the metal head piece.

    Hand-Loom Weaving Mattie Phipps Todd
  • In this the metal head fits loosely into a long shaft to which it is attached by a rope.

  • Gladsden looked at the tomahawk, and, after the man's utterance, thought the metal head gave out a sinister gleam.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • Or were my thoughts intangible vibrations registering upon some infinitely sensitive mechanism within that metal head?

  • The spear was of wood, with a metal head, was about five or six feet in length, and used for thrusting.

  • The metal head or blade of the American ax is to-day as it has always been.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough
  • Already the foolhardy man was thrusting the metal head of the boat-hook hard against the slippery surface of the mine.

    A Sub and a Submarine Percy F. Westerman
  • The furious ram butted his metal head in a swift and tremendous succession of blows against the walls.

    The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski
  • Heat your fixative as you would sealing wax, over a candle, also heat the arrow and the metal head.

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