hot metal

noun Printing.
metallic type and printing elements produced by a casting machine; foundry type.
Also called hot type.
Compare cold type.


Origin:
1955–60

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hot metal
 
n
a.  metallic type cast into shape in the molten state
 b.  (as modifier): hot-metal printing

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Example sentences
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.
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