red heat

noun

Definition of red heat

: the state of being red-hot also : the temperature at which a substance is red-hot

Examples of red heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An infra-red heat lamp turns on at dusk and off at dawn. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Bonnie Blodgett: What a summer: A salmon-colored rose reappears, the Japanese beetles disappear," 12 Oct. 2019 An image of Herro wearing a red Heat jersey from his childhood went viral during ESPN’s telecast of the NBA draft on Thursday night after it was displayed following his selection by the Heat with the No. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Growing up a fan, Tyler Herro’s ‘drip’ was a Heat jersey long before draft night," 21 June 2019 The drawings are arranged under red heat lamps — the kind that are used to hatch chicken eggs — and the environment is not unlike a stomach, the artist pointed out. Meredith Mendelsohn, New York Times, "What’s for Lunch? Soup, With a Side of Art," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of red heat

1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Red heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20heat. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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