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A structure, similar to a doorway, through which people pass; an alarm is sounded if the person is carrying a metal object, as this may indicate a weapon.
metal + detector
The Archbishop of Canterbury using a metal detector to locate a carpet tack stuck to a horse.
A single fragment of bronze, probably part of a socketed ax, was recovered with the aid of a metal detector.
The progress of metal objects has been successfully followed with a metal detector or x rays.
You're just happy being strappy and setting off every metal detector at the airport.
The garter straps are 8 inches long and adjustable with metal clasps, so be sure not to wear them when you have to go through a metal detector.
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