terne

noun
\ ˈtərn How to pronounce terne (audio) \

Definition of terne

1 : an alloy of lead and tin typically in a ratio of four to one that is used as a coating in producing terneplate

First Known Use of terne

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for terne

terneplate

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“Terne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terne. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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