dry plate



a glass photographic plate coated with a sensitive emulsion of silver bromide and silver iodide in gelatin.
Metallurgy. tin plate having patches of dull finish.

Nearby words

  1. dry mop,
  2. dry mounting,
  3. dry nurse,
  4. dry offset,
  5. dry out,
  6. dry pleurisy,
  7. dry point,
  8. dry puddling,
  9. dry rale,
  10. dry riser

Origin of dry plate

First recorded in 1855–60

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