Meaning of nickeline in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɪkəliːn/ /ˈnɪk(ə)liːn/


  • 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.


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