sheet metal

noun

Definition of sheet metal 

: metal in the form of a sheet

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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, OregonLive.com, "Ryan Bundy's new bargaining chip: his shoulder shrapnel," 16 Jan. 2018 The business, inMetal, has provided sheet metal fabrication and assembly for 60 years, according to its website, and offers other services such as CNC laser cutting, punching, and milling and robotic welding. Katie Camero, BostonGlobe.com, "Worker dies at metal plant after being freed from industrial machine," 12 July 2018 Its annual revenue has doubled over the past year, to around $40 million, and the company now offers injection molding capabilities as well as sheet metal fabrication, urethane casting and computer numerical controlled machining. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Custom-Parts Marketplace Xometry Raises $25 Million in New Funding," 10 July 2018 In fact, much of this surrounding neighborhood is home to industrial warehouses such as sheet metal contractors and mechanic shops. Lara Korte, WSJ, "New York Sees Boom in Craft Breweries, With More on Tap," 12 July 2018 The Watershed is a former copper pipe and sheet metal factory, handsomely converted into a 15,000-square-foot venue for immersive installations (with two works by Diana Thater leading the charge). Michael Andor Brodeur, BostonGlobe.com, "The Weekender: ‘Ant-Man,’ Blue Men, ‘Aladdin,’ and Amy Adams," 5 July 2018 But under the form-follows-function sheet metal is a wide-body compact car with good German engineering for a nimble and comfortable driving experience. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018 The winds can blow things like sheet metal or Mylar balloons or tree branches against the power lines. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Wildfires: The scourge known as the Santa Ana winds," 8 July 2018 Put sheet metal around tree trunks about 18 inches from the base to keep iguanas from climbing them. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Expert tips on how to control iguanas," 21 June 2018

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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sheet metal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sheet metal

: thin, flat pieces of metal

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