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silver plate

noun
1.
silver tableware.
2.
a coating of silver, especially one electroplated on base metal.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30

silver-plate

[sil-ver-pleyt] /ˈsɪl vərˈpleɪt/
verb (used with object), silver-plated, silver-plating.
1.
to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.
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Examples from the web for silver plate
  • If using an electrolytic unit, check the appearance of the silver plate.
  • Factory built residential structures can be identified by a silver plate located under the kitchen sink.
British Dictionary definitions for silver plate

silver plate

noun
1.
a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
2.
articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate
verb
3.
(transitive) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating
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