cold-short

adjective

Definition of cold-short

of metal
: brittle when below a red heat — compare hot-short

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History and Etymology for cold-short

by folk etymology from Swedish kallskör, from kall cold (from Old Norse kaldr) + skör brittle, from Old Swedish skör, skyr, probably from Middle Low German skör; akin to Middle Low German schoren to break, Old High German sceran to cut

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“Cold-short.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold-short. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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