- noun a common metal, e.g. copper, lead or tin
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- noun a metal under a coating or which is to be coated
- In joining two metal pieces, the parent metal that is actually welded, brazed, or soldered, and remains unmelted after the joining process, as opposed to the filler metal deposited during the joining operation.
- A metal upon which a coating may be deposited, as in electroplating.
- A metal that is readily oxidized or corroded, such as iron.
- synonymbasis metal