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terne

[turn] /tɜrn/
noun
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terne

/tɜːn/
noun
1.
Also called terne metal. an alloy of lead containing tin (10–20 per cent) and antimony (1.5–2 per cent)
2.
Also called terne plate. steel plate coated with this alloy
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from French terne dull, from Old French ternir to tarnish
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