nickel plate

  1. a thin coating of nickel deposited on the surface of a piece of metal, as by electroplating.

Origin of nickel plate

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby nickel plate

Other definitions for nickel-plate (2 of 2)

[ nik-uhl-pleyt ]

verb (used with object),nick·el-plat·ed, nick·el-plat·ing.
  1. to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process.

Origin of nickel-plate

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use nickel plate in a sentence

  • There was a huge fellow the nickel plate on whose cap announced that he was a piano mover.

    Turns about Town | Robert Cortes Holliday
  • The trap below the sink should be a large S trap, and the trap and faucets should be nickel plate.

  • nickel plate keeps bright if kept clean by daily dry rubbing.

  • This film is not a coating added on the outside like paint and enamel or tin and nickel plate.

    Creative Chemistry | Edwin E. Slosson
  • It is all white tiling and shining nickel-plate, as easy to keep clean as a china dish, and just a delight to work in.

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware | Annie Fellows Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for nickel plate

nickel plate

  1. a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis

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