transitive verb
variants: also British sherardise \ shə̇ˈrärˌdīz , ˈsherərˌd-​ \

Definition of sherardize

: 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

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Other Words from sherardize

sherardizer also British sherardiser \ -​zər \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for sherardize

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

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“Sherardize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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