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parkerizing Syllabification: par·ker·iz·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpärkərˌīziNG/

Definition of parkerizing in English:


A process for rustproofing iron or steel by brief immersion in a hot acidic solution of a metal phosphate.
Example sentences
  • Most have the nice blue finish instead of parkerizing, and good old fashioned walnut stocks, which my customers like.
  • Finish is a matte black powder coat over parkerizing.


adjective trademark
Example sentences
  • It has the same features as the parkerized model, including 3.5-inch barrel, 3-dot sights and six-round magazine.
  • The number one gun was parkerized, the only one so finished, and the rest were finished in Wilson's ‘Armor-Tuft’ coating.
  • The magazine well is slightly beveled, and the parkerized finish is a little different color from the wartime guns, but that's about it.


1920s: from Parker Rust-Proof Company of America (which introduced the process) + -ize + -ing1.

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