Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Metal that has been rolled into a sheet having a thickness between foil and plate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sheet of metal formed into a thin plate

Etymologies

sheet + metal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • 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.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • Guys with sponges washed the sheet metal and guys on plastic steps lathered the roof.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • 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.

    Experiential Marketing

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