Definition of sherardize in English:


Syllabification: sher·ard·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈSHerərˌdīz


[with object]
  • Coat (iron or steel) with zinc by heating it in contact with zinc dust.
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    • Appendices give guidance on those requirements to be agreed between the interested parties and on sherardizing in general.
    • Requirements for cleaning and pre-treatment of the galvanized or sherardised steel products prior to powder coating are also specified.
    • Other techniques include electroplating, mechanical plating, and sherardising, painting with zinc-rich coatings and zinc spraying or metallising.


early 20th century: from the name of Sherard Cowper-Coles (1867–1936), English inventor, + -ize.

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