Terneplate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Terneplate Thin iron sheets coated with an alloy of lead and tin; -- so called because made up of three metals.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n terneplate An inferior kind of tin-plate, in making which the tin used is alloyed with a large percentage of lead. It is chiefly used for roofing, and for lining packing-cases to protect valuable goods from damage in transportation by sea.
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tern (a.), and Plate