metalworking

noun
met·​al·​work·​ing | \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌwər-kiŋ How to pronounce metalworking (audio) \

Definition of metalworking

: the act or process of shaping things out of metal

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Recent Examples on the Web Growing up near Bern, Switzerland, within sight of his family’s metalworking business, Alex Schärer had an early introduction to the power of modern architecture. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "The Cult of USM Furniture," 9 Sep. 2020 One approach is to find a metalworking shop near you and pay them to blast the parts. Bryce M. Towsley, Outdoor Life, "3 Ways to Refinish Your Gun With a Custom Paint Job," 13 May 2020 His first serious business venture in Japan, a factory producing cutting oil, a lubricant used in metalworking, was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid during World War II. New York Times, "‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98," 19 Jan. 2020 Former employees of British grocery chain Tesco PLC and metalworking technology company Sarclad Ltd. were also acquitted following prosecution by the agency over allegations of bribery. Adriano Marchese And Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Former Barclays Executives Acquitted of Fraud Charges Dating Back to 2008 Financial Crisis," 28 Feb. 2020 Like a utopian vocational school, Bauhaus students could take workshops in weaving, carpentry, metalworking, furniture making, stage design, ceramics, painting and, later on, architecture. Wendy Moonan, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Pioneering Work of Graphic Artist Herbert Bayer," 4 Feb. 2020 His first serious business venture in Japan, a factory producing cutting oil, a lubricant used in metalworking, was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid during World War II. Choe Sang-hun, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98," 21 Jan. 2020 Excavations of this Bronze Age settlement in the Iranian plateau in 1967 revealed an advanced stoneworking technique, the possibility of metalworking and an advanced trade network, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "Iran's cultural treasures have been threatened by Trump. Here are some of its most important sites," 7 Jan. 2020 In 2014, a Taiwanese businessman, Hsien Tai Tsai, pleaded guilty in the United States to relying on Latvian and Estonian banks as conduits for money used to buy precision metalworking machines for North Korea’s nuclear program. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Sanctions on Russia and North Korea Put Tiny Latvia in U.S. Cross Hairs," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of metalworking

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of metalworking was in 1855

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20 Sep 2020

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“Metalworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metalworking. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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metalworking

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How to pronounce metalworking (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of metalworking

: the act or process of making things out of metal

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