hot metal

noun

: composition in which the type is cast from molten metal

Examples of hot metal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside your air fryer, a large fan sits above a hot metal coil, blowing air upwards and around the machine. Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo, Quartz, 1 Apr. 2024 Two prevailing theories currently seek to explain Io’s volcanic activity: The moon contains either a global ocean of liquid magma or a hot metal core, scientists say. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Feb. 2024 Read the full review » Dhamaka Indian | Lower East Side At Dhamaka, an Indian restaurant in Essex Market, on the Lower East Side, my dining companions and I took turns dragging our spoons through a hot metal pot of gurda kapoora, searching for offal. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2023 Such a hammer developed to cut hot metal is called, appropriately, a hot cut. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 7 June 2023 Sparks and hot metal particles shouldn’t fly anywhere near sawdust, papers, clothing, combustible fuels, or any materials. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2023 The rooms smell of glue and hot metal. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 11 Mar. 2023 Pretty much all space heaters have built-in safety features these days like auto cutoff switches if tipped over, and cooled grates to prevent anyone from putting their hand on hot metal and getting burned. John Thompson, Men's Health, 10 Oct. 2022 Like hot metal on flesh, Looney Tunes depiction of cattle ranching-ass branding. Vulture, 16 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot metal was in 1958

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“Hot metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20metal. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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