- to coat (steel) with a thin cladding of zinc by heating in a mixture of sand and powdered zinc.
Also especially British, sher·ard·ise.
Origin of sherardize
1900–05; after Sherard Cowper Coles (died 1936), English inventor; see -ize
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- 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
Word Origin for sherardize
C20: process named after Sherard Cowper-Coles (died 1936), English inventor
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