hot metal

noun

Definition of hot metal

: composition in which the type is cast from molten metal

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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 The Linotype machine was a hot metal line system for typesetting a line at a time instead of the earlier method of putting one letter at a time down for printing. Lyndi Mcnulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "An Eye for Art: Manchester artist fell in love with making ‘something cool out of nothing’," 14 Aug. 2019 The first blast of water from the hose hit hot metal, unleashing a wall of steam as flames darted toward the ceiling. Los Angeles Times, "Meet the neglected 43-year-old stepchild of the U.S. military-industrial complex," 2 Aug. 2019 Some brands include silicone handle covers or sell them separately to protect your hands from the hot metal handle. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 8 Best Cast-Iron Skillets to Last a Lifetime," 29 July 2019 People may also use hot metal sheets to crystallize the liquid so that it can be inhaled or injected. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "What Is Wasping? What You Need to Know About This Dangerous Form of Substance Abuse," 17 July 2019 Meanwhile, fire officials said that last year's Ranch Fire, the largest in California history in terms of area burned, was caused by a spark or fragment of hot metal from a hammer driving a metal stake into the ground. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "West Coast faces heat wave this week as wildfires rage," 9 June 2019 The two explosions sent hot metal shrapnel flying upward, curving in long arcs over the remote desert town. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Chapter One: A Quiet Man," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of hot metal

1958, in the meaning defined above

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