met·​al·​work ˈme-tᵊl-ˌwərk How to pronounce metalwork (audio)
: the product of metalworking
especially : a metal object of artistic merit
metalworker noun

Examples of metalwork in a Sentence

a beautiful piece of metalwork
Recent Examples on the Web Dark brick will populate the facade, while the balconies on each unit will boast custom, ornamental copper metalwork to add texture and shine to the building. The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2024 In the debris surrounding the ship, lies miscellaneous items including ornate metalwork from the ship, statues and unopened champagne bottles. CBS News, 14 Mar. 2024 The metalwork will mimic the artistic designs found on the backs of playing cards. The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2024 Meticulous metalwork distinguishes a towering custom staircase topped by a broad skylight. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Artwork from Louisiana artist Malaika Favorite will also be something guests can enjoy as well as an original metalwork weathervane from third-generation master blacksmith Darryl Reeves and his apprentice, Karina Roca. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 15 Feb. 2024 But where refurbishing a vehicles mostly requires a little metalwork, an engine overhaul, replacement of radios and—if the crews are lucky—a few modest upgrades to the optics and armor, from-scratch production is much more labor- and resource intensive. David Axe, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Richard Hunt, a prolific sculptor whose towering metalwork became a mainstay of American public art, and whose 70-year career drew the attention of presidents from Lyndon B. Johnson to Barack Obama, died on Saturday at his home in Chicago. Mitch Smith, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2023 People have long left the fields to work in the metalwork factory or Amazon warehouse in San Salvo, about 40 minutes east toward the Abruzzo region’s Adriatic coast, where the mayor works in a glass factory. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metalwork was in 1552

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“Metalwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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met·​al·​work ˈmet-ᵊl-ˌwərk How to pronounce metalwork (audio)
: the product of metalworking
metalworker noun

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