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Noun: nickel  ni-kul
  1. A hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite
    - Ni, atomic number 28
     
  2. A United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
     
  3. Five dollars worth of a drug
    "a nickel deck of heroin";
    - nickel note
Verb: nickel (nickelled,nickelling, or [US] nickeled,nickeling)  ni-kul
  1. Plate with nickel
    "nickel the plate"

Derived forms: nickeling, nickelled, nickels, nickeled, nickelling

Type of: coin, fin [US, informal], five dollar bill [US], fiver [US], five-spot [US], metal, metallic element, plate

Part of: garnierite, millerite, pentlandite, smaltite

Encyclopedia: Nickel