a thin coating of nickel deposited on the surface of a piece of metal, as by electroplating.
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Origin of nickel plate
First recorded in 1870–75
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Definition for nickel plate (2 of 2)
[ nik-uhl-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 in1880–85
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Example sentences 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
a thin layer of nickel deposited on a surface, usually by electrolysis
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