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 Experts uncovered metalworking remains at the site, which could indicate that its medieval inhabitants smelted iron and practiced blacksmithing. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 May 2021 The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has mastered many of the trades Milwaukee championed in the last century: machinery, motors, metalworking. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2021 As the National Museum of Denmark notes, the Bronze Age in this part of the world generally refers to 1700 to 500 B.C., a period when bronze and gold metalworking abounded and domestic horses were introduced to the region. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2021 Mars, god of war, becomes March, an Army vet; Hephaestus, god of metalworking, becomes Hap, who runs a body shop. Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 Versatile multifunction models can be close to $100, and heavy-duty metalworking models can be several times that. Bob Beacham,, 26 Feb. 2021 Archeologists have tended to explain this development as the result of cultural diffusion: people adopted innovations in pottery, metalworking, and weaponry from their geographic neighbors, along with new burial customs and religious beliefs. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 There’s just one problem—no one has ever demonstrated the core metalworking and fabrication techniques needed to convert a space station in orbit before. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 11 Nov. 2020 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, 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of metalworking

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Metalworking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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