Definitions for galvanized iron

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal′vanized i′ron(n.)

  1. iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of galvanized iron:

1830–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. galvanized iron(noun)

    iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Galvanized Iron

    Iron coated with zinc by cleaning and immersion in melted zinc. The iron is prevented from rusting by galvanic action. It forms the negative element in a couple of which the zinc is the positive element. From this electric protective action the name is derived.

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