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hot metal

noun, Printing.
metallic type and printing elements produced by a casting machine; foundry type.
Also called hot type.
Compare cold type.
Origin of hot metal
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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hot metal

  1. metallic type cast into shape in the molten state
  2. (as modifier): hot-metal printing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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