hot-short

[ hot-shawrt ]
/ ˈhɒtˈʃɔrt /

adjective

(of steel or wrought iron) brittle when heated, usually due to high sulfur content.

Nearby words

  1. hot-foot,
  2. hot-headed,
  3. hot-press,
  4. hot-rod,
  5. hot-roll,
  6. hot-spot,
  7. hot-stove league,
  8. hot-swappable,
  9. hot-tempered,
  10. hot-water bag

Origin of hot-short

1790–1800; hot + short, as in red-short

Related formshot-short·ness, noun

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