cold type


noun Printing.

type set by a method other than the casting of molten metal, as text composed on a typewriter and photographed.

Nearby words

  1. cold storage,
  2. cold store,
  3. cold sweat,
  4. cold tone,
  5. cold turkey,
  6. cold ulcer,
  7. cold wall effect,
  8. cold war,
  9. cold warrior,
  10. cold wave

Compare hot metal.

Origin of cold type

First recorded in 1945–50

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