Definition of gunmetal
1 : a metal used for guns; specifically : a bronze formerly much used as a material for cannon
2 : an alloy or metal treated to imitate nearly black tarnished copper-alloy gunmetal
3 : a bluish-gray color
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The silver shadow fades into a deep gunmetal in the crease, opening up her eyes, as does her black liner and long lashes.
The stainless steel Charge 2 can be paired with one of four band colors: black, plum, blue and teal (the special editions in gunmetal and rose gold come at a higher price tag of $180).
With the lobby six flights up, arriving in the small and discreet street entrance — painted a steely gunmetal and hung with 19th-century portraits — feels like stepping into a private club.
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