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hot metal

noun, Printing.
metallic type and printing elements produced by a casting machine; foundry type.
Also called hot type.
Compare cold type.
Origin of hot metal
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hot metal
  • The ground shook, buildings swayed and shards of hot metal rained down.
  • Small white cups topped with piping hot metal drip coffee filters arrived at the table.
  • The hot metal suspended in the heat of glowing embers was a way for people who couldn't afford an oven to bake nevertheless.
  • So you boil them alive, or dry them on a hot metal sheet in the sun.
  • Bronze has claimed its place as the hot metal--from wash basins to window hardware.
  • The hot metal is sitting there, transferring some of its heat to the air next to it.
  • Listen for loud clanging from the blacksmith's shop as hammers shaped hot metal into shoes for mules and horses.
  • hot metal may be transferred directly to steel making furnaces.
  • hot metal that has cooled and solidified is called pig iron.
  • hot metal charging practices have been changed since adoption of the program to control secondary emissions.
British Dictionary definitions for hot metal

hot metal

  1. metallic type cast into shape in the molten state
  2. (as modifier): hot-metal printing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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