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nickel British & World English

A silvery-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 28

nickel New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 28

Ni in nickel British & World English

A silvery-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 28

cupro-nickel British & World English

An alloy of copper and nickel, especially in the proportions 3:1 as used in ‘silver’ coins

nickel brass British & World English

An alloy of copper, zinc, and a small amount of nickel

nickel silver British & World English

Another term for German silver.

nickel steel British & World English

A type of stainless steel containing chromium and nickel

Raney nickel British & World English

A form of nickel catalyst with a high surface area, used in organic hydrogenation reactions

nickel-and-dime British & World English

Harass (someone) by charging for many trivial items or services

nickel-cadmium battery British & World English

A storage battery with a negative electrode made of cadmium, a positive electrode of nickel oxide, and a solution of potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte. Nickel-cadmium batteries have the advantage of an airtight battery container, which prevents the corrosive electrolyte from leaking


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