Definition of German silver

1. Noun. A silver-white alloy containing copper and zinc and nickel.

Exact synonyms: Nickel Silver
Generic synonyms: Alloy, Metal

Definition of German silver

1. Noun. cupronickel, nickel silver ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of German Silver

German goitre
German iris
German ivy
German language
German lesson
German mark
German measles
German measles virus
German millet
German monetary unit
German police dog
German rampion
German shepherd
German shepherd dog
German short-haired pointer
German silver (current term)
German studies
German tamarisk
German virgin
German virgins
German wheel
Germanic language

Literary usage of German silver

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"They were successful, and Askin joined the firm of Merry & Son, manufacturers of German silver. Askin remained a partner until he gained 1,0007. by the ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"German silver, a white alloy used in many ways as a substitute for silver, consisting of nickel, copper and zinc in various proportions. ..."

3. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Ingot of German silver, with a piece of standard silver upon it, ready for plating. ... Fruit stand, plated on German silver. Centre stand and plateau, ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1847)
"... bright polished plate of German silver, of about three or four inches square, be placed in a fiat glass saucer, and touched, at any point by a strong ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"German silver is harder than silver; it resembles that metal in color, but is of a greyer tinge. Exposed to the air it tarnishes slightly yellow, ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"German silver is harder than silver; it resembles lhat metal in colour, ... German silver in various modifications of composition is much used in the arts. ..."

7. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"Mr. Davies sold my reel (German silver) to-day for $75, or about $3.20 in gold—enough to buy a cord of wood. I parted with it reluctantly, ..."

8. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"German silver, or Argentine, an alloy resembling silver, made of variable ... The gen- nine German silver, made from the original ore of Hildburghausen in ..."

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