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


    metal detector

    BrE BrE//ˈmetl dɪtektə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmetl dɪtektər//
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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