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The process or art of shaping things out of metal.

met′al·work′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metalworker - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)metalworker - someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable)
blacksmith - a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
forger - someone who operates a forge
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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We want to make sure that the SS Stockport gets a fitting memorial, and I would like to encourage any local artist, metalworker or sculptor to submit their ideas for the memorial.
Metalworker Nigel Himsworth and five pals in a works syndicate shared the payout after getting five EuroMillions numbers and one Lucky Star last Tuesday.
He served in the army, worked as a sheet metalworker and a machinist at Packaging Industries in Hyannis, MA.
THE CHEROKEE SYLLABARY: WRITING THE PEOPLE'S PERSEVERANCE is a pick for any college-level Native American history holding and tells of a writing system introduced in 1821 by Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor.
Talented metalworker Les Howe, pictured, will also be on site to demonstrate his craft and, for gardeners, tours of Bede's World's herb garden are on offer.
A FORMER metalworker who swapped steel for the intricacies of hand-made jewellery is seeing his work snapped up across the globe.
A FORMER metalworker has swapped steel for the intricacies of handmade jewellery.
Lipton, who describes himself as "a career metalworker," claims that he learned to weld at the age of nine.
Inevitably pressure is now mounting on the Glasgow-born former sheet metalworker.
and metalworker Manitowoc Motor Machine, Manitowoc, Wis.
THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GOLDSMITHING first saw print in East Germany in 1961, becoming a major resource of jewelers, sculptors and others working in metals: this is the first English language edition, and any metalworker will quickly find it indispensable.
The prize money, donated by the Jerwood Charity, has been doubled--to a generous 30,000 [pounds sterling]--and this year it has been given for the first time to a metalworker, at a significant moment in the craft's history.