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Meaning of “metal detector” in the English Dictionary

"metal detector" in British English

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metal detectornoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​machine that you ​move over the ​ground or a ​surface to ​discover if there is ​metal there: He ​walks around ​fields and ​beaches with his ​metaldetector, ​hoping to ​findburiedtreasure. a ​machine that you ​walk through at ​places such as ​airports, to ​discover if you are ​carrying anything ​dangerous or ​illegal:
(Definition of metal detector from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metal detector" in American English

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metal detectornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmet̬·əl dɪˌtek·tər/
an ​electronicdevice that ​finds metal, used esp. to ​searchpeople for ​weapons
(Definition of metal detector from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metal detector”
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属探测器…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬探測器…
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