Part of speech: noun

An elementary substance, usually hard, heavy, and malleable, as iron, gold, tin, etc.

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Usage examples "metal":

  1. Suddenly he became aware of the metal track in front of him, and- remembered. - "The Son of his Father", 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", R. V. Russell.
  3. Gold is a wonderful metal. - "Diggers in the Earth", Eva March Tappan.