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hot metal

noun Printing.
  1. metallic type and printing elements produced by a casting machine; foundry type.
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Compare cold type.

Origin of hot metal

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called hot type.
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British Dictionary definitions for hot metal

hot metal

noun
    1. metallic type cast into shape in the molten state
    2. (as modifier)hot-metal printing
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