cold-shut

adjective

Definition of cold-shut 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: closed while too cold to become thoroughly welded used of a forging — compare cold shut sense 2

cold shut

noun

Definition of cold shut (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the freezing of the surface of liquid metal during the pouring of an ingot or casting due to interrupted or improper pouring also : an imperfection thus caused

2 : the imperfect weld caused in a forging by the inadequate heat of one surface under working or by an oxide film

3 : a split ring or link used to mend or fasten chains

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Adjective

cold entry 4

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