red lead

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a poisonous red oxide of lead, used as a colouring in paints.

Cars & Driving

  • noun a poisonous, bright-red powder, soluble in excess glacial acetic acid and dilute hydrochloric acid; used for corrosion protection

Construction

  • A compound of lead used in paints to improve the anticorrosive properties of the paint used on steel and iron.
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