silver plate


Definition of silver plate

1 : domestic flatware and hollowware of silver or of a silver-plated base metal
2 : a plating of silver

Examples of silver plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooper and her team were recently selected as the best gun team of 2021, and the queen presented the team with a silver plate, the defense ministry said. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2022 The bracelets are $30 with beading in either 24K gold plate or silver plate. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 6 June 2022 Silver items will be stainless steel, silver plate or sterling, and usually have a back stamp. Rose Bruno Bailey, Chron, 1 Dec. 2021 To quick-clean large pieces (but never thin silver plate or antique pieces), lay a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom of the kitchen sink or a glass baking dish. Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2021 In a nod to that moment in his career, the new lifeboat has a silver plate with a magpie engraved on it attached to it, which was done by Prince Charles earlier this summer. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 1 Sep. 2021 The finish, which might have once been silver plate, is now largely worn down to the base metal. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 22 June 2021 After scoring their latest Westminster agility victory, Topol and Plop received a purple-and-gold ribbon, a crystal trophy, a silver plate and a check for $1,000 to donate to the American Kennel Club of her choice. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, 13 June 2021 The world's first color photograph, shown above, is nothing fancy; the image looks like two color gradients made in Photoshop, plastered to a silver plate. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 1 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of silver plate

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2022

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“Silver plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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