Terneplate
Terneplate Terne"plate`, n. [See {Tern}, a., and {Plate}.] Thin iron sheets coated with an alloy of lead and tin; -- so called because made up of three metals. [1913 Webster]

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  • terneplate — [tʉrn′plāt΄] n. [Fr terne, dull (< OHG tarni, hidden) + PLATE] steel plate coated with an alloy of lead and a small amount of tin …   English World dictionary

  • terneplate — /terrn playt /, n. steel plate coated with terne metal. [1855 60; obs. terne ( < F: dull; see TARNISH) + PLATE1] * * * Steel sheet with a coating of terne metal, an alloy of lead and tin applied by dipping the steel in molten metal. The lead… …   Universalium

  • terneplate — noun Etymology: probably from French terne dull (from Middle French, from ternir to tarnish) + English plate Date: circa 1858 sheet iron or steel coated with an alloy of about four parts lead to one part tin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • terneplate — terne•plate [[t]ˈtɜrnˌpleɪt[/t]] n. mel steel plate coated with terne metal …   From formal English to slang

  • terneplate — /ˈtɜnpleɪt/ (say ternplayt) noun a metal plate made by dipping sheet steel in molten terne metal. {terne (from French: dull. See tarnish) + plate1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • terneplate — noun see terne I * * * /terrn playt /, n. steel plate coated with terne metal. [1855 60; obs. terne ( < F: dull; see TARNISH) + PLATE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • terne — noun Etymology: terneplate Date: 1891 1. an alloy of lead and tin typically in a ratio of four to one that is used as a coating in producing terneplate 2. terneplate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • terne — (tûrn) n. Terneplate. * * * …   Universalium

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