[ sher-er-dahyz ]
/ ˈʃɛr ərˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), sher·ard·ized, sher·ard·iz·ing. Metallurgy.

to coat (steel) with a thin cladding of zinc by heating in a mixture of sand and powdered zinc.

Nearby words

  1. sheppey,
  2. sheppey, isle of,
  3. sheqel,
  4. sher,
  5. sherang,
  6. sheraton,
  7. sheraton, thomas,
  8. sherbet,
  9. sherborne,
  10. sherbrooke

Also especially British, sher·ard·ise.

Origin of sherardize

1900–05; after Sherard Cowper Coles (died 1936), English inventor; see -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sherardizing

  • 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



/ (ˈʃɛrəˌdaɪz) /


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 Formssherardization or sherardisation, noun

Word Origin for sherardize

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

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