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arc welding

noun
1.
welding by means of the heat of an electric arc.
Also called electric arc welding.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for arc-welding

arc welding

noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
arc welder, noun
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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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