verb (used with object), gold-plat·ed, gold-plat·ing.
to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily: The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
tableware or containers made of gold.
a plating, especially electroplating, of gold.
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Historical Examples of gold-plate
"And his gold-plate," continued Merrihew, pleased with the idea.
Just think of this gold-plate fact: no one knows anything about it.
And the work and sweat Dan had gone through to get that permit, to buy it beg it, steal it, gold-plate it.
British Dictionary definitions for gold-plate
(tr) to coat (other metal) with gold, usually by electroplating
a thin coating of gold, usually produced by electroplating
vessels or utensils made of gold
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