Definition of metallic bond in English:

metallic bond

noun

Chemistry
  • The type of bond occurring in metals, in which the valence electrons are not localized as in covalent bonds but are capable of interacting with an indefinite number of the metal nuclei, which are arranged in a lattice formation.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Linus Pauling (1901–1994), chemist and biochemist.