Definition of cold–short

of metal

  1. :  brittle when below a red heat — compare hot-short

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at cold, shear

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