American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Metal that has been rolled into a sheet having a thickness between foil and plate.
- n. Metal worked into a thin, flat sheet, used widely as construction material and raw material for a multitude of industrial products. Sheet metal is thicker than foil and thinner than plate.
- n. sheet of metal formed into a thin plate
- sheet + metal (Wiktionary)
“The erosion of the station wagon segment by minivans caused cancellation of the station wagon version of GM-10, and the introduction of the Ford Taurus in 1985 caused GM to redesign the exterior sheet metal of the GM-10 cars because senior executives felt they would otherwise be too similar to the Ford products.”
“An RV of any sort is a compendium of products, from the sheet metal made by Aaa Co. to the refrigerator made by Zzz Co. Responsible RV makers will help you get any of their subsystems repaired under warranty and with appropriate compensation or recourse for shoddy work or uncooperative or bad faith response to stated written warranties.”
“Guys with sponges washed the sheet metal and guys on plastic steps lathered the roof.”
“According to Ogilvy and Mather, Jaguar’s brandprint explicitly repudiates “features and benefits” thinking in favor of experiential relating: “The difference between Jaguar and other cars runs deeper than sheet metal and engineering.”
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