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sherardize

[sher-er-dahyz]
verb (used with object), sher·ard·ized, sher·ard·iz·ing. Metallurgy.
  1. to coat (steel) with a thin cladding of zinc by heating in a mixture of sand and powdered zinc.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for sherardize

sherardize

sherardise

verb
  1. 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
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Derived Formssherardization or sherardisation, noun

Word Origin for sherardize

C20: process named after Sherard Cowper-Coles (died 1936), English inventor
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