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The process or art of shaping things out of metal.

met′al·work′er n.
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(Metallurgy) the processing of metal to change its shape, size, etc, as by rolling, forging, etc, or by making metal articles
ˈmetalˌworker n
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(ˈmɛt lˌwɜr kɪŋ)

the act or technique of making metal objects.
met′al•work`er, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metalworking - the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful mannermetalworking - the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
formation, shaping - the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
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