nicad

noun, often capitalized N&C
ni·​cad | \ˈnī-ˌkad \

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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nicad

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nicad

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

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