sheet metal


: metal in the form of a sheet

Examples of sheet metal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company’s sheet metal, plumbing and pipe-fitting department also prefabricates ductwork pipes, and plumbing systems. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 Using sheet metal and telephone poles hauled by mules onto what is now known as Mount Lee in L.A.'s Griffith Park, laborers built the sign in two months. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 The calling Before Carr made birthing her business, the petite young mother challenged gender norms by working as a sheet metal mechanic at construction sites around D.C. and Baltimore. Amy Brittain, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Flint Metal Center made sheet metal stampings used on most of GM's vehicles; Flint East made the electronics. Jamie L. Lareau, The Courier-Journal, 23 Aug. 2023 His father was a sheet metal mechanic who later became a high school shop teacher and dean, and his mother was a dressmaker. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 18 Oct. 2023 In 1965, Iommi, then 17, was injured in an accident at a Birmingham sheet metal factory, tearing off two fingertips on his right hand—a moment captured in the show. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Oct. 2023 As the eye moved inland, destructive winds shredded signs and sent sheet metal flying. Daniel Kozin, Fortune, 30 Aug. 2023 In the meantime, the processes to mine the materials for and manufacture batteries produce electric motors, sheet metal, tires and other car parts, and assemble them into your new EV, also will churn out climate-harming emissions. Russ Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sheet metal was in 1852

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“Sheet metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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sheet metal

: metal in the form of a sheet
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