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nickel-plate

[nik-uh l-pleyt]
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verb (used with object), nick·el-plat·ed, nick·el-plat·ing.
  1. to coat with nickel by electroplating or other process.
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Origin of nickel-plate

First recorded in 1880–85

nickel plate

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

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    Frank H. Spearman


British Dictionary definitions for nickel-plate

nickel plate

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