plate finish

1 of 2


: a finish that is applied to paper by plating
also : a similar finish that is produced by other means (as web glazing)


2 of 2

transitive verb

Word History


Transitive verb

from plate finish, noun

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Dictionary Entries Near plate finish

plated parquet

plate finish


Cite this Entry

“Plate finish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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