oxyacetylene cutting


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oxyacetylene cutting

[¦äk·sē·ə′sed·əl‚ēn ¦kəd·iŋ]
(engineering)
The flame cutting of ferrous metals in which the preheating of the metal is accomplished with a flame produced by an oxyacetylene torch. Also known as acetylene cutting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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