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 Its contents were reportedly scrap metal, sheet metal and used appliances. Alex Chhith, Star Tribune, "Firefighters put out warehouse blaze in northeast Minneapolis," 26 Feb. 2021 Combine sheet metal and a picture frame to create an inexpensive hanging magnetic board perfect for updating to-do lists, keeping project details at hand, and displaying inspiring imagery. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 Unexpected Ways to Upgrade Your Home Office," 25 Feb. 2021 Of this year’s hires, 600 will be engineers, 250 will be trades workers such as pipefitters, sheet metal workers, machinists and electrical workers. Stephen Singer,, "Connecticut needs thousands of skilled workers to build nuclear submarines in coming years. Job training is available for unemployed workers.," 18 Feb. 2021 The position, creating computerized drawings of sheet metal for installation, was coveted and recession-resistant. Caroline Preston, USA TODAY, "'You don't say things': The jobs where sexual harassment and discrimination never stopped," 31 Jan. 2021 Wrapped in sheet metal with clever design cues like button-handle doors and Mustang rear lights, the Mach-E fit this 6-foot-5 reviewer easily front and back. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ford Mustang Mach-E goes toe-to-hoof with Tesla Model Y," 26 Dec. 2020 More women were joining the sheet metal apprenticeship, but few finished. Caroline Preston, USA TODAY, "'You don't say things': The jobs where sexual harassment and discrimination never stopped," 31 Jan. 2021 His father was a sheet metal worker at a Bristol Aeroplane assembly plant. Louie Estrada, Washington Post, "David Prowse, English actor and weightlifter who embodied Darth Vader, dies at 85," 29 Nov. 2020 Police dogs used in arrests are bred and trained to have a bite strong enough to punch through sheet metal. Star Tribune, "Utah lawmakers consider K9 training restrictions after audit," 17 Nov. 2020

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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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1 Mar 2021

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“Sheet metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sheet metal

: thin, flat pieces of metal

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