What does base metal mean?

base metal in AZ Dictionary

(n) Any material at the entry level of this electrochemical show that oxidizes readily.
(n) The steel become welded (without that used to weld).
(n) A common or affordable steel; particularly (alchemy) one which ended up being wished to be transmuted into a precious steel.
(a) See under Metal.

Related Sources

  • Hypernym for "base metal"
    • metallic element, metal
  • Cross Reference for "base metal"
    • noble metal, noble metal
90 votes

How would you define base metal?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!