met·​al·​work | \ -ˌwərk \

Definition of metalwork

: the product of metalworking especially : a metal object of artistic merit

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Other Words from metalwork

metalworker \ -​ˌwər-​kər \ noun

Examples of metalwork in a Sentence

a beautiful piece of metalwork

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René Lalique supplied chandeliers and glass entrance doors featuring winged glassy goddesses; Max Ingrand created etched glass panels for some of the reception rooms, and Raymond Subes the elegant metalwork. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Makes the Most of His Trip to Tokyo for Valentino Pre-Fall—And Then Some," 2 Dec. 2018 In Britain, there was a great exodus of people from rural areas to cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries seeking work in the factories and metalworks created by the Industrial Revolution. James Freeman, WSJ, "Trump’s Tax Wisdom," 9 Aug. 2018 Within hundreds of years of first contact in Iron Gates, complex agricultural societies sprang up in southeastern Europe, along with other advances, such as intricate metalwork. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 The collection here spans centuries, and includes all things related to design (there are over 200,000 pieces), from furniture and metalwork to sculpture, musical instruments, and pottery. John Wogan, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Museums in New York City," 27 Feb. 2018 Don’t miss: The metalwork in the bar, Wednesday karaoke nights. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 14 June 2018 These metalworks do not make steel from scratch, but rather melt down scrap steel for reuse. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 During cycles of change in fashion, economics and political fortunes, metalwork was melted down and recycled. New York Times, "Swahili, the Pulse of Life at the Crossroads," 14 June 2018 Those were designed by Joanna and handmade by local metalwork artisan Jimmy Don of Stars Over Texas Metal Art. Simon Dumenco, Country Living, "17 Things to Know About Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market at the Silos," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of metalwork

1552, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of metalwork

: things that are made out of metal especially : metal objects that are made in an artistic and skillful way

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