Definition of nickeline in English:

nickeline

noun

  • 1Mineralogy= niccolite.

  • 2Engineering. Any of various nickel alloys or varieties of nickel silver; specifically an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc noted for its high electrical resistivity and low thermal expansion coefficient. Also: a tin alloy containing antimony and copper.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Shepard (1804–1886). From nickel + -ine, after French nickeline.

Pronunciation

nickeline

/ˈnɪk(ə)liːn//ˈnɪkəliːn/