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The process or art of shaping things out of metal.
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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
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met•al•work•ing(ˈmɛt lˌwɜr kɪŋ)
the act or technique of making metal objects.
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