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verb (used with object), cold-drew, cold-drawn, cold-draw·ing. Metalworking.
  1. to draw (wire, tubing, etc.) without preheating the metal.
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Origin of cold-draw

First recorded in 1710–20
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Historical Examples of cold-drawn

  • A gill of cold-drawn castor-oil, added to the above, would be beneficial.

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  • The "cold-drawn" Sesamé oil has an agreeable taste, and is considered equal to Olive oil for edible purposes.

  • The "cold-drawn" Arachis oil (pea-nut or earth-nut oil) has a pleasant flavour, resembling that of kidney beans.

  • Great skill has evidently been exercised in the forming of this by the cold-drawn process, it presenting neither seams nor welds.

  • His general style is sincere; he means well; but his words, like cold-drawn castor oil, don't go down with overmuch gusto.

British Dictionary definitions for cold-drawn


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