from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A silvery, hard, ductile, ferromagnetic metallic element used in alloys, in corrosion-resistant surfaces and batteries, and for electroplating. Atomic number 28; atomic weight 58.69; melting point 1,453°C; boiling point 2,732°C; specific gravity 8.902; valence 0, 1, 2, 3. See Table at element.
- n. A U.S. coin worth five cents, made of a nickel and copper alloy.
- n. Slang A nickel bag.
- transitive v. To coat with nickel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silvery elemental metal with an atomic number of 28 and symbol Ni.
- n. A coin worth 5 cents.
- n. Five dollars.
- n. Five hundred dollars.
- n. Interstate 5, a highway that runs along the west coast of the United States.
- n. A playing card with the rank of five
- n. A five-year prison sentence.
- v. To plate with nickel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bright silver-white metallic element of atomic number 28. It is of the iron group, and is hard, malleable, and ductile. It occurs combined with sulphur in millerite, with arsenic in the mineral niccolite, and with arsenic and sulphur in nickel glance. Symbol Ni. Atomic weight 58.70.
- n. A small coin made of or containing nickel; esp., a five-cent piece.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical symbol, Ni; atomic weight, 58. A metal closely related to cobalt, with which it almost always occurs.
- n. In the United States, a current coin representing the value of five cents, made of an alloy of one part of nickel to three of copper.
- Consisting of or covered with nickel.
- To plate or coat, as metal surfaces, with nickel, either by electrolytic processes or by chemical operations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. five dollars worth of a drug
- v. plate with nickel
- n. a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
- n. a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
They produce on the whole nearly as much copper as nickel, but the nickel is the important substance.
He's still a long shot to start, and could be a redshirt candidate, but could also easily see the field in nickel or dime packages early in the year.
Cochran, who could help out in nickel and dime packages, also likely will be the Falcons 'holder. —
Trophy Bonded bullets have had an enviable reputation as premium projectiles for the past quarter century, but now Federal has greatly improved them by adding a polymer tip, replacing the flat base with a boattail, adding exterior skiving (fracture lines) for improved expansion, and plating both the bullet and the case in nickel, which reduces fouling and eliminates case corrosion.
A fast nickel is better than a slow dime any day of the week.
I have found that the K.O. wobbler with a pink or orange stripe in nickel finish is the ticket for casting off the pier or into the foot of water falls.
I think the concern with nickel is that it can be very hard and if it flakes off inside the die it might scratch standard dies or the brass.
They may be a little more brittle since nickel is a bit harder than brass, but probably to no consequence.
He saw increased action, played strong in nickel packages and seemed primed to take on an expanded role in the Redskins 'defense moving forward.
Haynesworth was used plenty in nickel packages and also saw some action on first and second downs.
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