terneplate


terne·plate

noun \-ˌplāt\

Definition of TERNEPLATE

:  sheet iron or steel coated with an alloy of about four parts lead to one part tin

Origin of TERNEPLATE

probably from French terne dull (from Middle French, from ternir to tarnish) + English plate
First Known Use: circa 1858

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terneplate

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Steel sheet with a coating of terne metal, an alloy of lead and tin applied by dipping the steel in molten metal. The lead content gives terneplate a dull appearance, a noncorrosive surface, and solderability. The tin (12–50% of the alloy) wets the steel, making possible the union of lead and iron, which would otherwise not alloy. While it is still used for roofing, gutters and downspouts, casket linings, gasoline tanks, oil cans, and various containers, it has largely been replaced by other, more durable steel products that are easier to manufacture. See also galvanizing, tinplating.

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