gold-plate

gold plate

noun
1.
tableware or containers made of gold.
2.
a plating, especially electroplating, of gold.
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gold-plate

[gohld-pleyt]
verb (used with object), gold-plated, gold-plating.
1.
to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
2.
to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily: The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
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gold-plate
 
vb
(tr) to coat (other metal) with gold, usually by electroplating

gold plate
 
n
1.  a thin coating of gold, usually produced by electroplating
2.  vessels or utensils made of gold

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