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Definition of metal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

metal

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmɛt̮l//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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 a type of solid mineral substance that is usually hard and shiny and that heat and electricity can travel through, for example tin, iron, and gold a piece of metal a metal pipe/bar/box The frame is made of metal. see also heavy metal, precious metal
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: metal