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Definition of hot metal in English:

noun

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
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  • 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.

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