transitive verb sherard·ize \shə̇ˈrärˌdīz, ˈsherərˌd-\
variants: also British


\shə̇ˈrärˌdīz, ˈsherərˌd-\

Definition of sherardize


  1. :  to coat (an article of iron or steel) with zinc by covering with commercial zinc dust in a tightly closed drum and heating for several hours at 300° to 420° C so that a zinc-iron alloy is formed at the surface through the action of zinc vapor


also British


\-zər\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of sherardize

Sherard O. Cowper-Coles †1936 English inventor + English -ize

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