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cold-work

[kohld-wurk]
verb (used with object)
  1. to work (metal) at a temperature below that at which recrystallization occurs.
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Origin of cold-work

First recorded in 1930–35
Related formscold-work·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cold work

cold work

noun
  1. the craft of shaping metal without heat
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verb cold-work (tr)
  1. to shape (metal) in this way
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