[ nik-uh l-pleyt ]
/ ˈnɪk əlˈpleɪt /

verb (used with object), nick·el-plat·ed, nick·el-plat·ing.

to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process.

Origin of nickel-plate

First recorded in 1880–85

Definition for nickel-plate (2 of 2)

nickel plate


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for nickel-plate

  • The general tenor of the instructions was to nickel-plate everything, from the catalpas to the target rods.

    Held for Orders|Frank H. Spearman

British Dictionary definitions for nickel-plate

nickel plate


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