red lead
noun Date: 15th century an orange-red to brick-red lead oxide Pb3O4 used in storage-battery plates, in glass and ceramics, and as a paint pigment

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  • Red lead — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red lead — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red-lead — ˈredˈled transitive verb Etymology: red lead : to paint with red lead …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-lead — red lead; red lead·er; …   English syllables

  • red lead — ► NOUN ▪ red lead oxide used as a pigment …   English terms dictionary

  • red lead — n. red oxide of lead, Pb3O4, derived from massicot, used in making paint, in glassmaking, etc …   English World dictionary

  • red lead — red′ lead′ [[t]lɛd[/t]] n. chem. an orange to red, heavy, water insoluble, poisonous powder, Pb3O4, used chiefly as a paint pigment, in the manufacture of glass and glazes, and in storage batteries • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • red lead — minium min i*um (?; 277), n. [L. minium, an Iberian word, the Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque armine[ a].] (Chem.) A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, {Pb3O4}, obtained by exposing lead or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red lead — noun red lead oxide used as a pigment …   English new terms dictionary

  • red lead — lead oxide Pb3O4 (minium) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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