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[met-l-wur-king] /ˈmɛt lˌwɜr kɪŋ/
the act or technique of making metal objects.
Origin of metalworking
1880-85; metal + working Unabridged
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  • Still, they had to earn a living, so they put their metalworking skills to more prosaic use.
  • Henry's dad wanted him to come work at the metalworking shop-two of the guys were retiring at year's end.
  • There will be cheap, abundant vitreous steel, and metalworking factories will be refitted to exploit the material's boons.
  • There the written word, metalworking, and bureaucracy were born.
  • Unglamorous industries such as construction and metalworking also face growing staff shortages.
  • The presses are large, made-to-order machines used to form metal parts in the auto, appliance and other metalworking industries.
  • For soldering techniques, see the general instructions on metalworking.
  • The metalworking machinery industry segment makes the machinery and tools that form, cut, and shape metals.
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 Forms
metalworker, noun
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