[ spot-weld ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to weld (two pieces of metal) together in a small area or spot by the application of heat and pressure.

  1. a welded joint made by this process.

Origin of spot-weld

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby spot-weld Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for spot-weld


  1. (tr) to join (two pieces of metal, esp in the form of wire or sheet) by one or more small circular welds by means of heat, usually electrically generated, and pressure

  1. a weld so formed

Derived forms of spot-weld

  • spot-welder, noun

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