galvanized iron

noun
iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
Hypernyms: ↑iron, ↑Fe, ↑atomic number 26
Substance Holonyms: ↑corrugated iron

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noun
: iron or steel coated with zinc to protect it from rust

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iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
[1830-40]

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galvanized iron noun
Iron coated with zinc to deter rust
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Main Entry:galvanism

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Galvanized iron — Galvanize Gal va*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Galvanized}; p pr. & vb. n. {Galvanizing}.] [Cf. F. galvaniser.] 1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents. [1913 Webster] 2. To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • galvanized iron — iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • galvanized iron — iron which has been coated with a thin layer of zinc by means of an electric current …   English contemporary dictionary

  • galvanized iron — gal′vanized i′ron n. mel iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Galvanized — Galvanize Gal va*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Galvanized}; p pr. & vb. n. {Galvanizing}.] [Cf. F. galvaniser.] 1. To affect with galvanism; to subject to the action of electrical currents. [1913 Webster] 2. To plate, as with gold, silver, etc., by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iron — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 metal ADJECTIVE ▪ rusty ▪ cast, corrugated, galvanized, wrought ▪ a hut with a corrugated iron roof ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • galvanized — [[t]gæ̱lvənaɪzd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Galvanized metal, especially iron and steel, has been covered with zinc in order to protect it from rust and other damage. ...corrosion resistant galvanized steel. ...75mm galvanised nails. (in BRIT, also use… …   English dictionary

  • galvanized — adj. Galvanized is used with these nouns: ↑bucket, ↑iron, ↑metal, ↑nail, ↑steel …   Collocations dictionary

  • galvanized — gal|va|nized also galvanised BrE [ˈgælvənaızd] adj galvanised iron/metal etc metal that has had a covering of ↑zinc put on it so that it does not ↑rust …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • galvanized — adjective coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc. → galvanize …   English new terms dictionary

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