[ 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.
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. 2020

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 forms of sherardize

sherardization or sherardisation, noun

Word Origin for sherardize

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