cold shut

noun

Definition of cold shut

  1. 1 :  the freezing of the surface of liquid metal during the pouring of an ingot or casting due to interrupted or improper pouring; also :  an imperfection thus caused

  2. 2 :  the imperfect weld caused in a forging by the inadequate heat of one surface under working or by an oxide film

  3. 3 :  a split ring or link used to mend or fasten chains

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