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

Example Sentences

a beautiful piece of metalwork
Recent Examples on the Web Holbein, for instance, designed jewelry, intricate metalwork and armor, in addition to staging pageants and painting portraits. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Oct. 2022 Recent iterations feature ornate gemstones and metalwork, perfect for adding a touch of western flair to any look. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022 Attendees can shop for thousands of handmade American arts & crafts ranging from wall art, sculptures, glasswork, metalwork, jewelry and clothing to specialty foods, ceramics, and home decor. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2022 Maria Grazia Chiuri took to the historic Andalusian city of Seville to showcase her resort 2023 collection for Christian Dior, which features collaborations with local artisans involved in metalwork, leather goods, and other Spanish crafts. Darrel Hunter / Modehunter, Vogue, 16 June 2022 Work ranges from jewelry and metalwork to painting and photography. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 28 Sep. 2022 Seated on a gilded throne, with modern Benin metalwork heaped around it, the oba wore white robes and a matching columnar headdress. David Frum, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2022 Metaverse Arts also produces five annual fundraising events for its art and teaches the skills of metalwork and flame effects to an ever-growing community of builders, makers, and electronic music enthusiasts. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Seen from the side or bottom, a metalwork from the great age of Benin art, from roughly 1450 to 1650, is astonishingly thin, only about an eighth of an inch thick. David Frum, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metalwork was in 1552

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“Metalwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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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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