money immediately available:
They will accept payment in cold cash only.
Unmistakably valid money, as distinct from checks, promises, etc; Hard Cash: The place wants payment in cold cash, nothing less
[1884+; fr the notion that definite and inalterable things, like gold and silver coins, are cold and hard]
Also, hard cash. Actual currency (bills and coins); money immediately available, paid at the time of a purchase. For example, Will you lower the price if I pay in cold cash instead of using a credit card? or We have only a limited amount of hard cash—the rest is in accounts receivable. [ First half of 1900s ]
noun, Electronics. 1. a cathode, in an electron tube (cold-cathode tube) or lamp, that emits electrons without having to be heated. noun 1. (electronics) a cathode from which electrons are emitted at ambient temperature, due to a high potential gradient at the surface
noun, Chiefly Northeastern U.S. 1. root cellar.
[kohld-chiz-uh l] /ˈkoʊldˌtʃɪz əl/ verb (used with object), cold-chiseled, cold-chiseling or (especially British) cold-chiselled, cold-chiselling. 1. to work upon (metal) with a cold chisel. noun 1. a steel chisel used on cold metal. noun 1. a toughened steel chisel
[kohld-kok] /ˈkoʊldˌkɒk/ verb (used with object), Slang. 1. to knock (someone) unconscious, as with the fist. noun The act of knocking someone unconscious quickly before the victim can resist verb To knock someone unconscious; KNOCK someone OUT: He told me to step aside and I wouldn’t, so he cold cocked me/ He was going to […]