cold welding

cold welding

noun
the welding of metal objects by extreme high pressure or by contact in a high vacuum with no application of heat.
Also called contact welding.
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cold-weld

[kohld-weld]
verb (used with object)
1.
to weld (metal objects) by extreme high pressure with no application of heat.
2.
to weld (metal objects) by contact in a high vacuum, as in space.
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cold-weld
 
vb
(tr) to join (two metal surfaces) without heat by forcing them together so that the oxide films are broken and adhesion occurs
 
cold welding
 
n

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