sheet metal


Definition of sheet metal

: metal in the form of a sheet

Examples of sheet metal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wood stoves made of heavy rolled or stainless steel weigh more than those made of thinner galvanized metal, and will last much longer, as will those made of two layers of the thinner sheet metal. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Selecting a Wood Stove For Your Tent," 20 Sep. 2019 Narrower headlights give it a more aggressive appearance and the body's sheet metal has a smoother, more flowing shape. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Jaguar's sporty F-Type gets a sleek new look," 3 Dec. 2019 During a snowstorm in March 2018, Onset firefighters were assisting Wareham police in closing off an area near Cranberry Highway at Onset Avenue, where severe winds had blown sheet metal onto the roadway, according to the statement., "A Sandwich man who seriously injured an Onset firefighter in a hit-and-run during a snowstorm in Wareham last year was sentenced to up to six years behind bars, according to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.," 24 Nov. 2019 Arthur ran a business that sold sheet metal to the growing aviation industry, and Luise, who had trained in France, was a professional chef. Anne M. Hamilton,, "Extraordinary Life: When things had to get done, Astrid Hanzalek was the one to call," 22 Sep. 2019 Use caulk, expanding foam sealant or pieces of sheet metal to seal up and close off all holes, cracks and seams found in and around cabinets, floors, walls and windows. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good," 13 Nov. 2019 That facade, research showed, was originally cast iron on its lower four floors and sheet metal on its fifth level, the dormered mansard roof. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "Restoring Brooklyn’s Queen of Department Stores," 22 Nov. 2019 Thieves appeared to target warehouses and construction sites recently in Pearland, swiping tools, copper wire, sheet metal and a Bobcat skid loader, according to reports from Pearland Police Department. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland police investigate building material thefts," 20 Sep. 2019 On Thursday, one exit, which has now been sealed by sheet metal, was covered with bouquets of white flowers. Washington Post, "Halloween is the latest victim of Hong Kong’s crackdown on masked protesters," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sheet metal

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sheet metal was in 1852

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16 Jan 2020

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“Sheet metal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sheet metal

: thin, flat pieces of metal

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