nickel silver definition

  • noun:
    • A silvery, difficult, corrosion-resistant, ductile, malleable alloy of copper, zinc, and nickel, used in tableware so that as a structural material for medical center and restaurant equipment. Also known as German silver.
    • A hard, corrosion-resistant alloy of copper, zinc and nickel regularly make domestic silverware.
    • an alloy of nickel, copper, and zinc; -- frequently called german silver; labeled as also argentan.
    • One of the many names for the alloy most widely known in English as German silver, as well as in German as Nevsilber. See German gold, under gold.
    • a silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel

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