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[met-l-wurk] /ˈmɛt lˌwɜrk/
objects made of metal.
Origin of metalwork
1840-50; metal + work
Related forms
metalworker, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for metalwork
  • In the beautiful elevator, with the metalwork and the cherry-burl walls, he feels a solace.
  • It is a floor-to-ceiling metalwork screen flanked by two sculptures.
  • The collective sells handcrafted works ranging from stone carvings to metalwork and paintings.
  • Properly reinforce sheet metalwork as required for strength and appearance.
  • Cleans and polishes metalwork and porcelain bathroom fixtures.
  • Those specializing in metal do the design and fabrication of framework and clasps, and they rework and repair metalwork.
  • Jewelry: metalwork, gemstones, and animals are all represented in museum collections.
  • He performed metalwork for a number of customers including the church and city government.
  • The recovered objects comprised a wide variety of media, from painting and sculpture to textiles and metalwork.
  • The company is also able to do any and all custom metalwork, including heavy structural steel and decorative handrails.
British Dictionary definitions for metalwork


the craft of working in metal
work in metal or articles made from metal
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