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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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