Synonyms of metal
usage note:Care should be taken not to confuse metal (a chemical element) with mettle (meaning `courage'). So you would write this is a real test of the club's mettle (not metal).
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Thesaurus for metal from the Collins English Thesaurus
any of a number of chemical elements, such as iron or copper, that are often lustrous ductile solids, have basic oxides, form positive ions, and are good conductors of heat and electricity