block of metal


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Noun1.block of metal - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handlingblock of metal - metal that is cast in the shape of a block for convenient handling
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
bullion - gold or silver in bars or ingots
pig - a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
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Sure, a block of metal will work for an automobile pedal, but a ribbed piece of plastic will be lighter, cheaper, easier to make, and probably just as strong.
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It looks as though it has been carved from a single block of metal but has extrovert stamped all the way through.
It looks as though it has been carved from a single block of metal, but it has extrovert stamped all the way through.
The AT91CAP7S has 160K bytes of on-chip fast SRAM and either a 250K or 450K block of metal programmable ASIC gates.
Darran Keefe, assistant trainer of runner-up Watch The Runner, was one of many incensed by the decision: 'It was a void race pure and simple,' he fumed, 'the hare fell off and the dogs were left to run after a block of metal.
Molds can be produced from a single block of metal rather than using a group of sub-inserts, providing better integrity for the mold build, reducing mold maintenance, and simplifying mold design.
Now, with two computer-numeric-control machines from Boeing, the sophistication will be a boon to the students, who will learn how to carve a block of metal into anything from a simple bracket to a bust of Abraham Lincoln using the machine's high-speed cutters.
These manifolds, which house the cartridge for its installation in various types of machinery and equipment, can be relatively simple, containing just one or two cartridges, or enormously complex, sometimes including up to 25 or 30 cartridges in a single block of metal.