- iron or steel, especially in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
Origin of galvanized iron
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for galvanized iron
Better have it lined with zinc or galvanized-iron, inside of the plank.American Pomology
J. A. Warder
A galvanized-iron wire is best of all; as it never rusts, and needs only to be wiped off each week.The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking
He is provided with galvanized-iron buckets having lids and locks; each bucket holds about 60 lb.
To obviate this annoyance, I made a galvanized-iron pipe, about 2 ft. long and 8 in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
But even these, so to speak, galvanized-iron interiors are not always proof.The Child in the Midst
Mary Schauffler Labaree
- building trades iron, esp a sheet of corrugated iron, covered with a protective coating of zinc
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