Definition of German silver in English:

German silver

Syllabification: Ger·man sil·ver


  • A white alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
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    • Based on a re-examination of the Fletcher site materials in the early 1990s, however, Mainfort now thinks the rings are not actually silver but a ‘gray metal’ alloy, perhaps German silver.
    • Nielsen Bainbridge offers a wide variety of silvers, from a raw aluminum look to a steel gray to brushed tones in its German silver.
    • This trim boxwood slide rule bound tipped in German silver was designed for use by technicians in textile trades.

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