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silver-plate

[sil-ver-pleyt]
verb (used with object), silver-plated, silver-plating.
to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating.
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silver plate
 
n
1.  a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
2.  articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate
 
vb
3.  (tr) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating

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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.
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