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

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First Known Use of cold weld

1851, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for cold weld

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“Cold weld.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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