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n. Slang
A fan of heavy metal music: "metalheads being hoisted aloft and hurled across the arena floor" (Darrell Laurant).
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(Music, other) informal a fan of heavy metal music
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(ˈmɛt lˌhɛd)
Slang. a fan of heavy metal music.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metalhead - a fan of heavy metal music
buff, devotee, lover, fan - an ardent follower and admirer
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