A typesetting technique in which type is newly made each time from molten metal, cast by a composing machine: in the old days of hot metal [as modifier]: when hot-metal type gave way to filmsetting
More example sentences
- Third from the right in the picture is stereotyper Pat Kneafsey who took the impressions of the chased hot-metal pages on to asbestos
- When Joan Edison was farewelled from The Daily Telegraph's sub-editors desk last week after many, many years' sterling service, her colleagues revived a practice rarely seen since the demise of hot-metal printing.
- Witnesses later commented that hot-metal sparks, similar to a welder's cutting torch came from the tailpipe in a long, blue flame.
Definition of hot metal in:
- The US English dictionary