A zinc nugget.
An example of zinc is to glavanize by covering iron with zinc.
Origin of zincGerman zink, zinc, origin, originally , prong, point: first used by Paracelsus (c. 1526): from the form of the crystals on smelting; akin to Old High German zint, a point, jag from Germanic an unverified form tindja from source tine
transitive verbzincked or zinced, zinck′ing or zinc′ing
transitive verbzinced, zinc·ing, zincs, or zincked zinck·ing zincks
Origin of zincGerman Zink possibly from Zinke spike (so called because it becomes jagged in the furnace) from Middle High German zinke from Old High German zinko
See also metals.photozincography Obsolete, a type of photoengraving using a sensitized zinc plate. sherardisology the coating of steel and iron with a thin cladding of zinc. —sherardize, v. zincography 1. a lithographic or offset process using zinc plates. 2. a letter press printing process using engraved or photoengraved zinc plates. —zincographer, n. —zincographic, zincographical, adj.
- a chemical element (symbol Zn) with an atomic number of 30.
(third-person singular simple present zincs, present participle zincing, zinking or zincking, simple past and past participle zinced, zinked or zincked)
- (rare) To electroplate with zinc.
- (rare) To coat with sunblock incorporating zinc oxide.
From German Zink, related to Zinke (“point, prong"), from Old High German zint (“a jag, point"), from Proto-Germanic *tinduz, *tindaz (“prong, pinnacle"), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)dont- (“tooth, projection"), see also Dutch tinne (“battlement"), German Zinne (“pinnacle, battlement"), Danish tinde (“pinnacle, battlement"), Swedish tinne (“tooth of a rake"), Icelandic tindur (“spike, tooth of a rake or harrow, pinnacle, peak, battlement").