terne

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

terneplate

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of terne was in 1891

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“Terne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terne. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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