hot metal

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hot metal ‎(uncountable)

  1. Printing type cast from molten metal; hot metal typesetting.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 127:
      A Fleet Street veteran of the hot-metal days, he had moved to the Mediterranean and spotted an anglophone niche among the marinas and yacht brokers.