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


precious metal

BrE BrE//ˌpreʃəs ˈmetl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreʃəs ˈmetl//
[countable, uncountable]
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a very valuable metal such as gold or silver a craftsman in precious metals coins made of precious metal
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: precious metal