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[sher-er-dahyz] /ˈʃɛr ərˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), sherardized, sherardizing. Metallurgy.
to coat (steel) with a thin cladding of zinc by heating in a mixture of sand and powdered zinc.
Also, especially British, sherardise.
Origin of sherardize
1900-05; after Sherard Cowper Coles (died 1936), English inventor; see -ize Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the sherardizing process the articles are put into a tight drum with zinc dust and heated to 800° F.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson
British Dictionary definitions for sherardizing


(metallurgy) to coat (iron or steel) with zinc by heating in a container with zinc dust or (of iron or steel) to be coated in this way
Derived Forms
sherardization, sherardisation, noun
Word Origin
C20: process named after Sherard Cowper-Coles (died 1936), English inventor
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