cold shot

cold shot

[′kōld ‚shät]
(metallurgy)
Intensely hard, globular portions of the surface of an ingot or casting formed by premature solidification upon first contact with the cold sand during pouring.
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That first cold shot is the most important one you will take all day.
A kill with the first cold shot. Excellent." The cops are sure they've got their killer, but why does he want to speak to Jack Reacher?
The Dyson Supersonic has four heat settings, three airflow settings, and a cold shot. This variety of settings may suit everyone, given the options laid out here.
Traditionally, Tuaca is served as a cold shot, through the vanilla citrus flavor makes it useable in a range of mixed drinks.
The dryer, which retails for $29.99, features tourmaline ceramic technology, three heat and two speed settings, a cold shot button and a concentrator attachment for precise styling, the company says.
Since you can't warm up with a practice arrow, every shot you take at a deer is a "cold shot." Simulating such shots can also be done when sighting in your hunting bow, as each arrow tends to hit in a slightly different place than warm-up ones.
The device delivers a blast of cold air when the cold shot button is engaged to allow the user to set style or add lift at the roots.
Weather forecasters have fallen on both sides of the fence over whether a cold shot of wet air will be frigid enough to bring snow to the floor of the Willamette Valley over the next few days.
I tensed up as I felt the ice melt, a cold shot of shivering wetness that ran down the track of my spine and then over the border to a place I couldn't feel.
I think it would be equally good sipped neat from a very cold shot glass!