noun Date: 1541 1. a metal used for guns; specifically a bronze formerly much used as a material for cannon 2. an alloy or metal treated to imitate nearly black tarnished copper-alloy gunmetal 3. a bluish-gray color

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  • gunmetal — [gun′met′ l] n. 1. a kind of bronze formerly used for making cannons 2. any metal or alloy treated to resemble tarnished gunmetal 3. the dark gray color of tarnished gunmetal: also gunmetal gray adj. dark gray …   English World dictionary

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  • gunmetal — /gun met l/, n. 1. any of various alloys or metallic substances with a dark gray or blackish color or finish, used for chains, belt buckles, etc. 2. Also called gunmetal gray. a dark gray with bluish or purplish tinge. 3. a bronze formerly much… …   Universalium

  • gunmetal — noun a) an alloy of 88% copper, 10% tin and 2% zinc, originally used for making guns b) a dark grey colour …   Wiktionary

  • gunmetal — gun|met|al [ˈgʌnˌmetl] n [U] 1.) a dull grey coloured metal which is a mixture of ↑copper, ↑tin, and ↑zinc 2.) a dull blue grey colour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gunmetal — gun|met|al [ gʌn,metl ] noun uncount 1. ) a dull gray metal made from COPPER, TIN, and ZINC 2. ) a dull gray color …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gunmetal — n. metal formerly used to make cannons; alloy of copper and zinc; dull bluish gray color …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gunmetal — noun 1》 a grey corrosion resistant form of bronze containing zinc. 2》 a dull bluish grey colour …   English new terms dictionary

  • gunmetal — noun (U) a dull grey coloured metal which is a mixture of copper (1), tin 1 (1), and zinc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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