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nickel silver

  1. German silver.
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Origin of nickel silver

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples of nickel silver

  • The case is Nickel-Silver, and will always remain as bright as a new silver dollar.

    Our Little Ones and The Nursery, Vol. V, No. 9, July 1885


  • A small gap separates the plugs at the centre, and this gap is partly filled with nickel-silver powder.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • The French made scarificators out of their own version of nickel-silver that was called “maillechort.”

British Dictionary definitions for nickel silver

nickel silver

  1. any of various white alloys containing copper (46–63 per cent), zinc (18–36 per cent), and nickel (6–30 per cent): used in making tableware, etcAlso called: German silver, pakthong
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