What does the word zinc mean?

Usage examples for zinc

  1. Soap and water used externally, followed by vaseline or zinc ointment, will usually relieve the accompanying irritation. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  2. He was near the two big, zinc water pails which he had filled that morning just to show Buck Olney how cool he was over his capture, and he bethought him that water was going to be precious in the next few weeks. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower