- to roll (metal) at a temperature below that at which recrystallization occurs.
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Examples from the Web for cold-rolled
A 1/8-inch cold-rolled steel driving or propeller-shaft is used.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
They were all cut from the same strip of metal, but some were "cold-rolled," some "annealed," and some "hardened."
The modulus of ultimate resilience of the cold-rolled iron is, however, above 50 per cent.
From this it appears that cold-rolled iron is peculiarly adapted for line shafting.
Piston-rods of cold-rolled iron, fitted and keyed to pistons and crossheads.Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives
M. Baird, et. al..
- (of metal sheets, etc) having been rolled without heating, producing a smooth surface finish
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