arc welding

noun
welding by means of the heat of an electric arc.


Origin:
1930–35

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arc welding
 
n
a technique in which metal is welded by heat generated by an electric arc struck between two electrodes or between one electrode and the metal workpiece
 
arc welder
 
n

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arc welding

use of a sustained luminous electrical discharge (arc) as a source of heat for melting the filler metal (welding rod) and the metals being welded. See welding.

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Example sentences
Ability to use arc welding and oxyacetylene to cut, braze and repair metal objects.
Welds metal parts together, using both gas welding or brazing and any combination of arc welding processes.
Field-weld metal members shall use the shielded metal arc and flux-cored arc welding processes.
Performs gas and arc welding, and burning, cutting and bending of various materials.
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