[ hot-wurk ]
/ ˈhɒtˈwɜrk /
verb (used with object)
to work (metal) at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization.
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Origin of hot-work
First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-work
(tr) to shape (metal) when hot
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