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galvanized iron

  1. iron or steel, especially in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
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Origin of galvanized iron

First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.

  • But even these, so to speak, galvanized-iron interiors are not always proof.

    The Child in the Midst

    Mary Schauffler Labaree

British Dictionary definitions for galvanized iron

galvanized iron

galvanised iron

  1. building trades iron, esp a sheet of corrugated iron, covered with a protective coating of zinc
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