Base metal

Base metal,

Definition of Base metal:

  1. A common metal that is not considered precious, such as copper, tin, or zinc.

  2. Relatively inexpensive and common metal such as copper, iron, or tin that (unlike noble metals such as gold, silver, or platinum) corrodes and/or tarnishes when exposed to air or moisture.

How to use Base metal in a sentence?

  1. Cutlery was available in silver or base metals.

Meaning of Base metal & Base metal Definition