- to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process.
Origin of nickel-plate
First recorded in 1880–85
- 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
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The general tenor of the instructions was to nickel-plate everything, from the catalpas to the target rods.Held for Orders
Frank H. Spearman
- a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis