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terne

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noun \ˈtərn\

Definition of terne

  1. 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. 2 :  terneplate



Origin and Etymology of terne

terneplate


First Known Use: 1891

Rhymes with terne


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