cold-draw


cold-draw
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
1. : to draw (as metal or nylon) while cold or without the application of heat
2. : to cold-press (vegetable oil)
cold-drawing \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun -s

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/kohld"draw'/, v.t., cold-drew, cold-drawn, cold-drawing. Metalworking.
to draw (wire, tubing, etc.) without preheating the metal.
[1710-20]

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cold-draw «KOHLD DR», transitive verb, -drew, -drawn, -draw|ing.
to draw (a metal) without the use or application of heat: »

The new process means that any size of wire can be electroplated with copper in a continuous process, then cold-drawn to desired sizes (Wall Street Journal).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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