metalworking

noun
met·​al·​work·​ing | \-ˌwər-kiŋ \

Definition of metalworking 

: the act or process of shaping things out of metal

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Weiss said the metalworking trade is still very much alive and well. Lindsey Carnett, San Antonio Express-News, "This is S.A.: This is S.A.: Keeping the fire alive," 16 Feb. 2018 About 4,500 years ago, archaeologist have found, there was a sudden shift in Britain to new styles of pottery and metalworking, known collectively as the Beaker culture. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, "David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone," 20 Mar. 2018 The sign and metalworking company, formerly located in Louisville, has made products for Trump golf courses before, according to a company employee. Thomas Novelly, ajc, "Trump's golf course orders presidential seal tee markers. Is that legal?," 6 Mar. 2018 The sign and metalworking company, formerly located in Louisville, has made products for Trump golf courses before, according to a company employee. Thomas Novelly, ajc, "Trump's golf course orders presidential seal tee markers. Is that legal?," 6 Mar. 2018 Multimedia artist Nicholas Galanin of Sitka will purchase and fabricate the equipment and tools needed to create a large body of sculptural copper work using traditional Tlingit chasing and repoussé metalworking techniques. Anchorage Daily News, "Rasmuson Foundation announces 2018 award winners; Alvin Amason named ‘distinguished artist’," 11 May 2018 The sign and metalworking company, formerly located in Louisville, has made products for Trump golf courses before, according to a company employee. Thomas Novelly, ajc, "Trump's golf course orders presidential seal tee markers. Is that legal?," 6 Mar. 2018 The sign and metalworking company, formerly located in Louisville, has made products for Trump golf courses before, according to a company employee. Thomas Novelly, ajc, "Trump's golf course orders presidential seal tee markers. Is that legal?," 6 Mar. 2018 In the resulting black-and-white image, which was published widely in the spring and summer of 1942, Fraley leans intently over a metalworking lathe used to produce duplicate parts. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Unsung Inspiration Behind the “Real” Rosie the Riveter," 25 Jan. 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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metalworking

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: the act or process of making things out of metal

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