Meaning of zinc
Pronunciation: (zingk), [key]
— n., v., zincked zinced zinck•ing zinc•ing
- a ductile, bluish-white metallic element: used in making galvanized iron, brass, and other alloys, and as an element in voltaic cells. Symbol: Zn; at. wt.: 65.37; at. no.: 30; sp. gr.: 7.14 at 20°C.
- a piece of this metal used as an element in a voltaic cell.
- to coat or cover with zinc.
- zinc (Thesaurus)