from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Zinc, especially in the form of ingots, slabs, or plates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Zinc, often in blocks or ingot form.
- n. Zinc alloyed with another metal (especially copper), used as a solder.
- n. An objet d'art made from zinc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Zinc; -- especially so called in commerce and arts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Zinc: now used only in commerce.
- To solder with spelter solder, or hard solder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)
Probably of Dutch or Low German origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)