plat·​ing | \ ˈplā-tiŋ How to pronounce plating (audio) \

Definition of plating

1 : the act or process of plating
2a : a coating of metal plates
b : a thin coating of metal

Examples of plating in a Sentence

spoons covered in silver plating

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No matter that the largesse is being funded by increased gas taxes, higher driver’s license and plating fees, expanded gambling, taxes on soon-to-be legal marijuana purchases and raising online taxes, among other revenue enhancements. Charles Selle, Lake County News-Sun, "Selle: If state is doling out ‘free’ money, we want our share," 12 June 2019 It's printed as a single piece with brass plating, and took over 22 hours to make in North Carolina. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Zac Posen Created Gorgeous 3D-Printed Dresses for the 2019 Met Gala," 7 May 2019 The plating was used extensively on the starboard side of the hull, where Ingstad sustained huge, twenty meter long gash just above the waterline. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Norway’s Ruined Frigate Is Afloat Again and It Doesn't Look Good," 15 Apr. 2019 Daenerys does wear a new outfit with red fur, which is really different from what she’s worn in previous seasons with metal plating or flowy dresses. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "For Emilia Clarke, Ending Game of Thrones Was "the Metaphorical Undoing of the Bra"," 12 Mar. 2019 The food combines all of the rigor of his fine French dining training as well as his creative, almost graphic plating style. Condé Nast Traveler, "24 Best Restaurants in Paris," 4 Mar. 2018 Put them in a bowl, serve them with toothpicks alongside an aperitif or fold them into a risotto just before plating. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "The Perfect Accompaniment to a Negroni," 19 June 2018 Toss and taste the salad again before plating; add salt if necessary. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Celery, Fennel, and Radish Salad with Buttered Valdeon Toasts," 22 Feb. 2012 Brown later laid down another sac-bunt plating Grundmeyer in the third inning for a 2-0 lead but LSU signee Taylor Tidwell responded with a solo shot to right-center field cutting the deficit to 2-1. Josh Preston,, "St. Amant 5, Mt. Carmel 4: Cubs fall short in classic extra innings battle," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of plating

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of plating

: a thin layer of metal that has been added to the outside of something
: a layer of wide, thin pieces of metal


plat·​ing | \ ˈplāt-iŋ How to pronounce plating (audio) \

Medical Definition of plating

1 : the spreading of a sample of cells or microorganisms on a nutrient medium in a petri dish
2 : the immobilization of a fractured bone by securing a metal plate to it

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to take the place or position of

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