transitive verb

variants also British sherardise
: 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
sherardizer noun
also British sherardiser
plural -s

Word History


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

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“Sherardize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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