Definition of red–short

of metal

  1. :  brittle when red-hot — compare cold-short, hot-short

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at red, shear

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a brief usually trivial fact

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