Definition of cold-short in English:

cold-short

adjective

  • (of a metal) brittle in its cold state.

    • ‘With tough and ` mixed’ as well as cold-short pig iron available, much of the Cheshire product was sold as bar iron.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Swedish kallskör, from kall ‘cold’ + skör ‘brittle’, later associated with short in the same sense.

Pronunciation

cold-short

/ˈkəʊldʃɔːt/