red-short

adjective

Definition of red-short

of metal
: brittle when red-hot — compare cold-short, hot-short

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History and Etymology for red-short

by folk etymology from Swedish rödskört, neuter of rödskör, from röd red (from Old Swedish röther) + skör brittle, from Old Swedish skör, skyr; akin to Old Norse rauthr red and Old Norse skera to cut

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“Red-short.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-short. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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