Words that start with Z
List of things that start with the letter Z.
Zany zebras zipping around in zigzags at the zoo!
Zinc is a hard, brittle metal. It is most commonly used mixed with other metals to make alloys like brass, and as a coating on other metals to stop them rusting. Zinc stops other metals rusting because when it is attached to another metal it will rust before that other metal does. The other metal will then start to rust when all the zinc is gone.
Metal that is coated with zinc is called galvanized. If you look closely at galvanised metal you can see the zinc crystals.
A zombie, or living dead, is a dead body that can move around because of some form of magic. Zombies are typically very unfriendly and want to go around killing and eating people, particularly their brains. Zombies are frequently seen in horror movies and computer games.