cold shot

noun

Definition of cold shot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : round shotlike particles formed by a cold shut in a metal casting

cold-shot

adjective

Definition of cold-shot (Entry 2 of 2)

: chilled by the mold in casting or imperfect through such chilling used of a foundry casting

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“Cold shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold%20shot. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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