[ kohld-wurk ]
/ ˈkoʊldˌwɜrk /

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. cold-store,
  2. cold-turkey,
  3. cold-water,
  4. cold-water flat,
  5. cold-weld,
  6. colden,
  7. colden, cadwallader,
  8. coldie,
  9. colditz,
  10. coldly

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

Examples from the Web for cold-work

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

    Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett