sheet metal


Definition of sheet metal

: metal in the form of a sheet

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Elephants stand under tarps or sheet metal roofs or trees. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Suffering unseen: The dark truth behind wildlife tourism," 12 June 2019 Using plastic, fiberglass, and sheet metal, the vehicles are transformed into Russian armored vehicles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army Dressed Up Older Armored Vehicles to Impersonate Russian Tanks," 6 Mar. 2019 Inside, the home features a charcoal gray open-concept kitchen with state of the art appliances, including a plate warmer, that leads into a chic great room complete with an industrial sheet metal fireplace and huge floor to ceiling windows. Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, "The HGTV Dream Home 2019 Is A Modern Mountain Escape," 11 Dec. 2018 Their three-piece design allows them to grip anything from a piece of sheet metal to a fitting two inches wide, all while keeping the spread of the handles a manageable distance. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "You Know What Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer? Pliers.," 29 Nov. 2018 Banks froze deposits and barricaded behind sheet metal as thousands of protesters unsuccessfully tried to withdraw savings. Almudena Calatrava, Fox News, "Argentines seek soup kitchens, barter markets amid crisis," 10 Sep. 2018 Iowa independent voter and retired sheet metal worker Joe Roman, 63, tells Teen Vogue. Sarah Mucha, Teen Vogue, "Abby Finkenauer Is Running for Congress in Iowa as a Working-Class Democrat," 22 Oct. 2018 Using traditional methods, New Story has already built more than 800 homes world-wide, including 200 homes in El Salvador for families who previously lived in single-room shanties made of timber and sheet metal. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "3-D Printed Buildings Are a Tech Twist on Ancient Construction Techniques," 1 Apr. 2018 There's the possibility that the metal fragment or bullet traveled through window glass or the truck's sheet metal before entering Bundy's shoulder, which could have altered its characteristics. Maxine Bernstein,, "Ryan Bundy's new bargaining chip: his shoulder shrapnel," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sheet metal

1852, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2019

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The first known use of sheet metal was in 1852

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English Language Learners Definition of sheet metal

: thin, flat pieces of metal

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