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galvanized iron

iron or steel, especially in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
Origin of galvanized iron
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Figure 52 shows a galvanized iron tank for the same purpose.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • See that the latter is made from galvanized iron if you want it to last.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • The cans are about four feet deep, and are made of galvanized iron.

  • There are three courts and a galvanized iron hut, known as the pavilion.

    The Search Party G. A. Birmingham
  • Dr. Steinheil also introduced the use of galvanized iron wire.

    Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell
  • galvanized iron was the predominant material for dwellings and some stores.

    With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews
  • Copper nails are best for boats, but galvanized iron answers very well for common boats of this kind.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • galvanized iron can be welded, but the zinc coating will be burned off.

  • There should be an inch tell-tale pipe of galvanized iron which connects with the sink nearest the pump.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Olie is teaming in lumber and galvanized iron for a new building of some sort.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for galvanized iron

galvanized iron

(building trades) iron, esp a sheet of corrugated iron, covered with a protective coating of zinc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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