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hot metal (uncountable)
- 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.