metals

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See also: metāls

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metals

  1. plural of metal

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metals pl (plural only)

  1. (rail transport) the rail tracks owned by a company or organisation; a rail network
    It was appropriate that 'King' number 6000 began the return to steam on British Rail metals in 1971.
    • 1901, Kipling, Kim, ch. 8
      Now and again a night train roared along the metals within twenty feet of him; but he had all the Oriental’s indifference to mere noise, and it did not even weave a dream through his slumber.
    • 1913, D[avid] H[erbert] Lawrence, “chapter 7”, in Sons and Lovers, London: Duckworth & Co. [], OCLC 855945:
      They stood on the foot-bridge over Boathouse Station and looked at the metals gleaming coldly.
    • 2019 October, James Abbott, “Esk Valley revival”, in Modern Railways, pages 77, 78:
      Steam services began running over NR [Network Rail] metals from Grosmont to the traffic objective of Whitby in 2007, with operations enhanced by opening of the second platform at the terminus in 2014.

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metals

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of metal

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Danish[edit]

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metals n

  1. indefinite genitive singular of metal

Occitan[edit]

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metals

  1. plural of metal