cold weld


Definition of cold weld

transitive verb

: to weld (metal) cold by pressure without the application of heat

intransitive verb

: to adhere on contact without application of pressure or heat used of metals in the vacuum of outer space

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of cold weld

1851, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for cold weld

cold entry 4

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cold weld

Dictionary Entries near cold weld

cold water

cold-water paint

cold wave

cold weld




Statistics for cold weld

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cold weld

The first known use of cold weld was in 1851

See more words from the same year

Comments on cold weld

What made you want to look up cold weld? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


esteemed in general opinion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!