terne·​plate ˈtərn-ˌplāt How to pronounce terneplate (audio)
: sheet iron or steel coated with an alloy of about four parts lead to one part tin

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 30 May. 2024.

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