verb (used with object), cold-drew, cold-drawn, cold-draw·ing. Metalworking.

to draw (wire, tubing, etc.) without preheating the metal.

Origin of cold-draw

First recorded in 1710–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(of metal wire, bars, etc) having been drawn unheated through a die to reduce dimensions, toughen, and improve surface finish
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