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

Word History


cold entry 4

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of cold weld was in 1851

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“Cold weld.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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