expanded metal

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expanded metal (uncountable)

  1. (dated) An alloy that has expanded upon cooling
  2. sheet metal that has been slit and stretched at right angles to the slits to form a lattice; used for making screens etc and for reinforcing concrete.


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  • 1848 Charles Vincent Walker - Electrotype Manipulation
    If the action is carried on at an elevated temperature, the adhesion is greater, because the contraction of the expanded metal binds the film more closely.
  • 1999 Engineering Life-Cycle Cost Comparison Study of Barrier Fencing Systems
    . . . the infill is atlernately steel panels, reinforced concrete panels, and steel mesh (eg, chain link, expanded metal, and fine mesh).