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galvanized iron

iron or steel, especially in sheets, coated with zinc to prevent rust.
Origin of galvanized iron
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for galvanized iron
  • The tall clock tower at the entrance of the courthouse is cased with galvanized iron.
  • The tower and cornices were made of galvanized iron while the roof was covered with tin.
  • It is covered with slate and copper with galvanized iron cornices.
  • Fasten patches using tinplated cleats or galvanized iron or steel nails.
  • As the pine gum exuded from the tree, it was collected in a galvanized iron gutter system.
  • What little wood existed, such as the ties and decking, was covered with galvanized iron plating.
  • Acute poisoning by the zinc and antimony content of limeade prepared in a galvanized iron can.
  • The enclosure shall have a flexible medium weight galvanized iron floor or equivalent, set on a solid foundation.
  • The galvanized iron for the roof was brought in by truck.
  • Field welding of corrugated galvanized iron or steel pipe is not permitted.
British Dictionary definitions for galvanized iron

galvanized iron

(building trades) iron, esp a sheet of corrugated iron, covered with a protective coating of zinc
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