verb (used with object)

to work (metal) at a temperature below that at which recrystallization occurs.

Origin of cold-work

First recorded in 1930–35
Related formscold-work·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of cold-work

  • It was a great place for cold-work labs, but not worth anything for colonization.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett