hot metal


: composition in which the type is cast from molten metal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Grasp a length of red-hot metal that could be fresh from Mount Etna. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 11 Nov. 2022 One driver, located in Georgia, also submitted a photo that appears to show cookies baking on hot metal sheets in his cargo truck. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 4 Aug. 2022 The soft summer sunlight and the shards of hot metal that descended out of the early morning sky seemed hard to reconcile. New York Times, 1 July 2022 While some Bedouin breads are baked on hot metal sheets, libba is slapped directly into the embers. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 The indictment describes crimes attributed to the gang that include murder, stabbings, kidnappings, and burning off one another’s gang tattoos with flaming logs and hot metal pipes. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 19 Nov. 2021 Just look at them with their screaming hot metal, scalding steam, and polished chrome tubes. Jess Grey, Wired, 11 Oct. 2021 Push the vegetables aside to expose a small area of the hot metal and place the tomato paste on it. Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2021 Minor League Baseball is here again, my friends, and my heart sings with the breezy joy of outdoor leisure and civic pride formed by the sounds of cracking wooden bats and the smells of hot dogs and hamburgers cooking atop hot metal. Joseph Goodman |, al, 4 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hot metal was in 1958

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“Hot metal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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