Definition of metalwork in English:

metalwork

noun

  • 1The art of making things out of metal.

    • ‘The techniques Matthew and his fellow craftsmen use are more akin to woodworking than modern metalwork.’
    • ‘When I went to school there were woodwork, metalwork, and technical drawing classes - those kinds of subjects.’
    • ‘The father-of-three enjoyed practical subjects like metalwork which he finds useful in his present job and the first aid course was helpful.’
    • ‘The exhibition provides endless proof of refinements of beauty in textiles and architecture, woodwork and metalwork, ceramics and miniature painting.’
    • ‘In intermediate I was top of the school for woodwork and metalwork but I failed cooking because I refused to keep to the recipes.’
    • ‘Miss Godfrey said: ‘Modern punches look exactly like the ancient ones and anyone who studied metalwork or woodwork at school would have used the same sort of punch.’’
    • ‘When he was younger and his friends were enjoying doing woodwork and metalwork he preferred spending time in the kitchen. search news’
    • ‘The new centre offers courses in typing, computer and leatherwork skills for girls, and carpentry, metalwork and construction skills for boys.’
    • ‘Allowing parents to participate in woodwork / metalwork / drama classes?’
    • ‘It's a scheme that also lends itself to metalwork and woodwork, she says.’
    • ‘Trainees can specialize in two-year courses in joinery, metalwork, agricultural machinery maintenance, and construction skills.’
    • ‘All of the interior metalwork is burr-free and easy on the knuckles.’
    • ‘In the first building the children would have classrooms while the other building was used for woodwork and metalwork where we were given the job of building a bookshelf for the classroom.’
    • ‘Offered a choice of ceramics, woodwork and metalwork, she elected to work in metal.’
    • ‘Excavations have revealed a complicated history which, to judge from a hoard of metalwork found in the interior (now in Manchester University Museum), began in the later Bronze Age.’
    • ‘When I started teaching, it was about woodwork, metalwork, engineering and technical drawing.’
    • ‘They're self-taught experts in the minutiae of day-to-day medieval life, tracking down recipes, studying forgotten languages, practising metalwork or sewing.’
    • ‘Most belong in one of five trades: leather work, shoe-making, woodwork, inlay work and metalwork.’
    • ‘It is a far cry from the days when girls did domestic science and boys did woodwork or metalwork at school.’
    • ‘Farming, carpentry, metalwork and leatherwork skills and services will be core activities.’
    1. 1.1 Metal objects collectively.
      ‘a wealth of fine metalwork, including a sword’
      • ‘Conservation-Restoration of antique clocks, antique furniture, books and library material, ceramics and related materials and fine metalwork.’
      • ‘The Vikings brought silver, goods, and mercenaries from overseas and probably took at least as much away in Irish slaves, fine metalwork, and the products of the countryside.’
      • ‘Jewelry, particularly in gold and silver, is popular, as is other metalwork, such as brass and copper plates and bowls.’
      • ‘What about technology which could produce such fine metalwork?’
      • ‘Approximately 1,300 objects will be on show, including ceramics, glass, metalwork, furniture, costume and textiles, toys and dolls' houses.’
      • ‘Nearly 160 objects are on vie w, including furniture, metalwork, works on paper, photographs, architectural fragments, interior fittings, and textiles.’
      • ‘Morin approved everything, including the custom metalwork, glasswork, and built-in furniture.’
      • ‘The same is true for fine cloisonné, lacquerware and decorative metalwork.’
      • ‘The South American country is seeking the return of some 4,900 artefacts from the Inca citadel, including ceramics, cloths and metalwork.’
      • ‘The 142 objects on view include paintings, works on paper, ceramics, metalwork, glass, furniture, and textiles made in the seventeenth century.’
      • ‘Of the unplanned effects of the dissolution, the wholesale destruction of fine Gothic buildings, melting down of medieval metalwork and jewellery, and sacking of libraries were acts of licensed vandalism.’
      • ‘His contribution included immeasurably enhancing the collections of metalwork and adding one of the masterpieces of English furniture, Thomas Chippendale's writing table made for Harewood House.’
      • ‘Also in Melbourne, Four Silversmiths, an exhibition of contemporary Korean metalwork.’
      • ‘It brought art into everyday life from architecture to furniture design, blazing a trail in painting, glassware, graphic design, jewellery, pottery, metalwork, textiles and sculpture.’
      • ‘Roman luxury goods such as fine ceramic tableware, metalwork, and the amphorae containing wine, olive oil, and other foodstuffs from the Mediterranean, continued to be brought into Britain.’
      • ‘British art reached a magnificent peak, especially in metalwork, all swirling motifs and fine enamelling, but it concentrated on the equipping of warrior chiefs and possibly the adornment of shrines.’
      • ‘These studios taught and sold a wide variety of arts and crafts including; metalwork, leatherwork, embroidery, ceramic decoration, and painting.’
      • ‘That metalwork includes the mechanisms behind the project's most dramatic feature, a convertible kitchen.’
      • ‘Thus, the finest metalwork of the East Angles resembles that of Kent, and their royal dynasty seems to have been Swedish.’
      • ‘On 19 April, Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull present the finest collection of metalwork designed by Dr Christopher Dresser ever to come to auction.’
    2. 1.2 The metal part of a construction.
      ‘engineers spotted cracks in the metalwork’
      • ‘Initially the main field developed by the company was manufacture of metalwork for objects of civil and industrial construction.’
      • ‘Future works will include the rust proofing of the grates and other significant metalwork in the tunnels.’
      • ‘The Company specialises in the architectural metalwork and structural steelwork aspects of the construction industry.’
      • ‘Both volumes retain their original solid oak boards recessed to support panels of decorative metalwork which have been lost, no doubt at the Reformation.’
      • ‘And if the metalwork is not bright and not attractive and not rich, does it support a value of $4 million per apartment?"’

Pronunciation

metalwork

/ˈmɛdlˌwərk//ˈmedlˌwərk/