gunmetal

noun gun·met·al \ ˈgən-ˌme-tᵊl \
|Updated on: 21 May 2018

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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1541

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