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hot metal

noun, Printing.
1.
metallic type and printing elements produced by a casting machine; foundry type.
Also called hot type.
Compare cold type.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-metal

hot metal

noun
1.
  1. metallic type cast into shape in the molten state
  2. (as modifier): hot-metal printing
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