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Definition of metal detector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    metal detector

     noun
    noun
    BrE
     
    ; NAmE
     
    Airports
     
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  1. 1an electronic device that you use to look for metal objects that are buried under the ground
  2. 2an electronic machine that is used, for example at an airport, to see if people are hiding metal objects such as weapons See related entries: Airports
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: metal detector