Hot-short
Hot-short Hot"-short`, a. [Cf. {Cold-short}.] (Metal.) Brittle when heated, esp. beyond a red heat; as, hot-short iron. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • hot-short — hot shortness, n. /hot shawrt /, adj. (of steel or wrought iron) brittle when heated, usually due to high sulfur content. [1790 1800; HOT + SHORT, as in RED SHORT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hot-short — hot short; hot short·ness; …   English syllables

  • hot-short — adjective (of a metal) brittle when hot. Origin C18: from hot + short suggested by the earlier red short, from Swed. rōdskōr (from rōd red + skōr brittle ) …   English new terms dictionary

  • hot short — adjective Of metal which is brittle at high temperatures. See Also: cold short …   Wiktionary

  • hot-short — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Short — Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear extension; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short rib — Short Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Short suit — Short Short, a. [Compar. {Shorter}; superl. {Shortest}.] [OE. short, schort, AS. scort, sceort; akin to OHG. scurz, Icel. skorta to be short of, to lack, and perhaps to E. shear, v. t. Cf. {Shirt}.] 1. Not long; having brief length or linear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • short — [shôrt] adj. [ME < OE scort, akin to ON skort, short piece of clothing, OHG scurz, short < IE * (s)kerd < base * (s)ker , to cut, SHEAR < CURT] 1. not extending far from end to end; not long or not long enough 2. not great in span,… …   English World dictionary

  • hot-shortness — hot short·ness …   English syllables

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