hot tear

[ tair ]

  1. a crack formed in hot metal during cooling, caused by an improper pouring temperature or undue restraint.

Origin of hot tear

First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby hot tear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hot tear in a sentence

  • Maisie Ann was still gripping my wrist, and I felt a hot tear go splash on my hand.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • A great hot tear splashed down upon his cheek as she rose again, a sob in her throat that ended in a little, moaning cry.

  • A hot tear splashed down upon her cheek, and Mrs. Carroll sighed heavily, while her grave, sad face grew sadder and graver still.

    A Dreadful Temptation | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • For a moment his heart relented, and a hot tear fell among her golden curls.

  • Mrs. Quiverful was looking full into her husband's face, and saw a small hot tear appear on each of those furrowed cheeks.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope