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nickel plate

a thin coating of nickel deposited on the surface of a piece of metal, as by electroplating.
Origin of nickel plate


[nik-uh l-pleyt] /ˈnɪk əlˈpleɪt/
verb (used with object), nickel-plated, nickel-plating.
to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process.
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This film is not a coating added on the outside like paint and enamel or tin and nickel plate.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
  • There was a huge fellow the nickel plate on whose cap announced that he was a piano mover.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • The trap below the sink should be a large S trap, and the trap and faucets should be nickel plate.

  • nickel plate keeps bright if kept clean by daily dry rubbing.

  • Her name in full appeared staring at her from the nickel plate of the dog's collar.

    The Fifth Wheel Olive Higgins Prouty
British Dictionary definitions for nickel plate

nickel plate

a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis
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