(Nick*el"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, nickel; specifically, designating compounds
in which, as contrasted with the nickelous compounds, the metal has a higher valence; as nickelic oxide.
(Nick`el*if"er*ous) a. [Nickel + -ferous.] Containing nickel; as, nickelferous iron.
1. (Chem.) An alloy of nickel, a variety of German silver.
2. (Min.) Niccolite.
(Nick"el*ous) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, those compounds of nickel in
which, as contrasted with the nickelic compounds, the metal has a lower valence; as, nickelous oxide.
(Nick"er) n. [From Nick, v. t.]
1. One of the night brawlers of London formerly noted for breaking windows with half- pence. [Cant]
2. The cutting lip which projects downward at the edge of a boring bit and cuts a circular groove in the
wood to limit the size of the hole that is bored.
(Nick"er nut`) A rounded seed, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell,
and a yellowish or bluish color. The seeds grow in the prickly pods of tropical, woody climbers of the
genus Cæsalpinia. C. Bonduc has yellowish seeds; C. Bonducella, bluish gray. [Spelt also neckar nut,
(Nick"er tree`) (Bot.) The plant producing nicker nuts. [Written also neckar tree and nickar
(Nick"ing), n. [From Nick, v. t.] (Coal Mining) (a) The cutting made by the hewer at the side
of the face. (b) pl. Small coal produced in making the nicking.
(Nic"kle) n. (Zoöl.) The European woodpecker, or yaffle; called also nicker pecker.
(Nick"nack`) n. See Knickknack.
(Nick"nack`er*y) n. See Knickknackery.