Definition of nickel–iron in English:

nickel–iron

adjective

  • 1Consisting of or containing an alloy of nickel and iron.

  • 2Designating a secondary cell or battery in which the anode and cathode are composed of nickel hydroxide and iron respectively.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Science. From nickel-iron.

Pronunciation

nickel–iron

/ˌnɪklˈʌɪən/