Definition of hot-short in English:

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(Of a metal) brittle when hot.
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  • Thus, the higher silicon alloys normally are used for more complex castings and for permanent mold and die casting processes, which cannot tolerate hot-short alloys.
  • We have discovered that the hot-short problem can be overcome through a combination of alloying and thermomechanical processing steps.
  • Hot-short compositions are weak at elevated temperatures.


Late 18th century: from hot + short suggested by the earlier red-short, from Swedish rōdskōr (from rōd 'red' + skōr 'brittle').

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