nicad

noun, often capitalized N&C
ni·​cad | \ ˈnī-ˌkad How to pronounce nicad (audio) \

Definition of nicad

: a rechargeable storage battery that has a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode

First Known Use of nicad

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nicad

ni(ckel) + cad(mium)

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The first known use of nicad was in 1955

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“Nicad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nicad. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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nicad

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English Language Learners Definition of nicad

technical : a battery that contains the metals nickel and cadmium and that you can refill with electricity and use again

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