Definition of gunmetal in English:



  • 1A gray, corrosion-resistant form of bronze containing zinc, formerly used for making cannon.

    • ‘There are even tiny sensors that can detect the presence of gunmetal and tanks.’
    • ‘The beautiful finish in the idols of Ram, Lakshman, Sita and Hanuman and Lord Siva and Goddess Parvathi made of gunmetal draws the attention of connoisseurs.’
    • ‘His body in my arms dragged me down like gunmetal, but I managed to manoeuvre him to the doorway and out into the cleaner air.’
    • ‘As for your domicile there are dining furniture sets, made of gunmetal, brought all the way from Hyderabad and priced at Rs.2,200.’
    • ‘Earrings made of black metal with American diamonds embedded, chains made of gunmetal, coral and jade and pearl bangles add to the gaiety.’
    • ‘It became fashionable to own objects in base metal, so Faberge started to use gunmetal, copper and brass.’
    • ‘Loose copper bullet casings and gunmetal gleamed coldly in the light sparkling like pieces of ice, cold and deadly.’
    • ‘Now, visually I agree, that gunmetal is not a great look for a comic book movie but I don't think it takes away from the film.’
    • ‘Moreover, in the base year, only gunmetal showed a reduction in price as a trend.’
    • ‘The headstud group shows similar traits: a finely detailed type is typically of brass or gunmetal but the simpler variants, usually with the headloop cast in one with the brooch, are of leaded bronze.’
    • ‘The interior of the plane was a reflection of the outside; black gunmetal gleamed from all corners.’
    • ‘All the castings - a total of 24 adorn the gates and railings - are made of gunmetal, chosen as it is a hard-wearing and weatherproof material.’
    • ‘The feel of cool gunmetal was still a comfort against her hand though.’
    • ‘As he reached for the box to remove it, the chilling feel of gunmetal touched the back of his neck.’
    • ‘Chill cast leaded gunmetals are widely used for miscellaneous small bushes of low stressing but they are, of course, considerably less wear resistant than gunmetal and phosphor bronzes.’
    1. 1.1A dark blue-brown gray color.
      [as modifier] ‘the river glinted brass under a gunmetal sky’
      • ‘Though she knows what I look like, the only time I've ever seen her is when she's in her gunmetal gray car.’
      • ‘Under gunmetal flat skies, the trucks start pouring in from the main traffic artery of this somewhat leafy neighborhood.’
      • ‘The receptionist was an older woman, her gunmetal gray hair bound back into a severe bun, with a pair of half moon spectacles resting on the end of her nose.’
      • ‘The early day was cool, the sky a soft gunmetal gray.’
      • ‘The heron, curled against the early morning cold, was a dark question mark against the gunmetal surface of the pond.’
      • ‘As he played around with colors, he decided to scrap the bright silver for a more subdued gunmetal gray.’
      • ‘However, you can achieve a nice effect more simply by simply painting the pieces with a dark paint - our furniture came in a sort of gunmetal gray, but dark green or black would also work.’
      • ‘The gunmetal gray armor plating of the Obliterator buckled slightly behind its fighter bay, which is precisely where all laser fire from the Telemachus was now concentrated.’
      • ‘The assertive title boldly lettered on the gunmetal gray book spine makes this volume look like another tiresome autobiography by a former SAS trooper.’
      • ‘Its partner on the right shows a taxicab-yellow ground largely obscured by a gestural, gunmetal gray.’
      • ‘The great skies are shrouded in smoky, matte tones of dark mocha, cocoa or gunmetal grays, representing night, fog, smog or infinite space.’
      • ‘A wedge with a gunmetal or black finish can even make the clubhead appear smaller.’
      • ‘Which, maybe because of its exotic name, is sort of a letdown, at least the first time I see it from my school bus window, where it's nothing but a sliver of uninviting gunmetal gray under a hazy, perfectly flat horizon.’
      • ‘I looked up at him suddenly, meeting his gunmetal gray eyes and finding myself surprised by the pity there.’
      • ‘The dingy, gunmetal gray image is soft, sloppy and lacking any real artistic merit.’
      • ‘Morning sun and cold temperatures had quickly been replaced with gunmetal gray skies and the promise of an even colder afternoon.’
      • ‘When I arrived at Half Moon Bay at 7 a.m., the sun was breaking through the swollen gray cloud bellies and lighting up the gunmetal blue water.’
      • ‘On the West Lake, water and sky blurred into a gunmetal mist.’
      • ‘Although it's his big eyes that draw the most attention: such stunningly cold gunmetal gray, with a ring of bright blue close to the pupil.’
      • ‘The gunmetal gray door opens, and his assistant pokes her head inside.’