terneplate

noun
terne·​plate | \ ˈtərn-ˌplāt How to pronounce terneplate (audio) \

Definition of terneplate

: sheet iron or steel coated with an alloy of about four parts lead to one part tin

First Known Use of terneplate

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terneplate

probably from French terne dull (from Middle French, from ternir to tarnish) + English plate

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The first known use of terneplate was circa 1858

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“Terneplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terneplate. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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