sheet metal

noun
metal in sheets or thin plates.

Origin:
1905–10

sheet-metal, adjective
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sheet metal
 
n
metal in the form of a sheet, the thickness being intermediate between that of plate and that of foil

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Example sentences
But a bird wing is vastly more sophisticated than anything composed of sheet
  metal and rivets.
The streets, littered with trees and pieces of sheet metal, were deserted.
Improvised roofs of sheet metal are weighed down against the tugging wind with
  rocks and old tires.
The mechanical building on top of the main reactor containment is metal framed
  and thin sheet metal covered.
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