Definitions for galvanized iron
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
iron or steel, esp. in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
Origin of galvanized iron:
iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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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