What does the word metal mean?

Usage examples for metal

  1. Suddenly he became aware of the metal track in front of him, and- remembered. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. A woman will drink the water held in the metal vessel of a woman of another division, but not in an earthen vessel; and in a metal vessel only provided that it is brought straight from the well and not taken from the ghinochi or water- stand of such woman's house. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  3. Gold is a wonderful metal. – Diggers in the Earth by Eva March Tappan