Meaning of “metal detector” in the English Dictionary

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"metal detector" in British English

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metal detectornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmet.əl dɪˌtek.tər/ us /ˈmet̬.əl dɪˌtek.tɚ/

a machine that you move over the ground or a surface to discover if there is metal there:

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 electronic device that finds metal, used esp. to search people for weapons

(Definition of “metal detector” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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