a colorless or yellow, volatile, water-insoluble, poisonous, flammable liquid, Ni(CO) 4 , obtained by the reaction of nickel and carbon monoxide, and used for nickel-plating.
noun 1. a town in S Ontario, in S Canada.
- Nickel defense
noun phrase A defensive formation in which a fifth defensive back is added to cover an almost certain pass receiver (1980s+ Football)
adjective nickel-and-dime; trivial, insignificant Usage Note slang
[nik-uh l-uh n-dahym] /ˈnɪk əl ənˈdaɪm/ Informal. adjective 1. of little or no importance; trivial; petty: a nickel-and-dime business that soon folded. verb (used with object), nickel-and-dimed or nickeled-and-dimed, nickel-and-diming or nickeling-and-diming. 2. to expose to financial hardship or bankruptcy by the accumulation of small expenses, bills, etc.: We’re being nickel-and-dimed to death by these […]