Definition of cold-short in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊldʃɔːt/

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(Of a metal) brittle in its cold state.
Example sentences
  • With tough and ` mixed’ as well as cold-short pig iron available, much of the Cheshire product was sold as bar iron.


Early 17th century: from Swedish kallskör, from kall 'cold' + skör 'brittle', later associated with short in the same sense.

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