1. Chemistry. a ductile, bluish-white metallic element: used in making galvanized iron, brass, and other alloys, and as an element in voltaic cells. Symbol:Zn; atomic weight:6
5.37; atomic number:30; specific gravity:
7.14 at 20°C.
2. a piece of this metal used as an element in a voltaic cell.
verb (used with object), zincked or zinced[zingkt]/zɪŋkt/(Show IPA), zincking or zincing[zing-king]/ˈzɪŋ kɪŋ/(Show IPA)
3. to coat or cover with zinc.
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