hot metal

noun

Definition of hot metal

: composition in which the type is cast from molten metal

Examples of hot metal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That appendage can pack a serious punch, poking through beekeeping protective wear and reportedly feeling like hot metal driving into your skin, according to the New York Times. Sara Kiley Watson, Outdoor Life, "Murder Hornets are Coming (But Probably Not for You)," 6 May 2020 For larger targets, the hornet’s potent venom and stinger — long enough to puncture a beekeeping suit — make for an excruciating combination that victims have likened to hot metal driving into their skin. Mike Baker, New York Times, "Tracking the ‘Murder Hornet’: A Deadly Pest Has Reached North America," 2 May 2020 The process will use plasticine, basically children's modeling clay, as a hot metal surrogate. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "How Robotic Blacksmithing Could Change Manufacturing Forever," 12 Dec. 2019 Perhaps the ignition coil has a tiny insulation fault, or one of the spark plug wires has a crack or split, or is chaffing against sharp or hot metal. Brad Bergholdt, chicagotribune.com, "Under the Hood: Stalling, hesitating has no clear cause in Forester," 15 Nov. 2019 Invented in 1886, the Linotype represented a quantum leap for printers by allowing them to create long lines of type — cast directly by the machine from hot metal — instead of setting individual characters by hand. BostonGlobe.com, "With Linotype print, the old is new again - The Boston Globe," 11 Nov. 2019 The woman who phoned 911 said during the shooting, a hot metal piece landed in her lap, which later turned out to be a bullet. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "911 supervisor playing Netflix movie didn’t flag call as a shooting," 4 Nov. 2019 The first blast of water from the hose hit hot metal, unleashing a wall of steam as flames darted toward the ceiling. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "Meet the icebreaker Polar Star, the neglected stepchild of the U.S. military industrial complex," 17 Aug. 2019 The first blast of water from the hose hit hot metal, unleashing a wall of steam as flames darted toward the ceiling. Author: Richard Read, Anchorage Daily News, "Meet the icebreaker Polar Star, the neglected stepchild of the U.S. military industrial complex," 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hot metal

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20metal. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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