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