Meaning of PLATING in English



( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of plate (II)

1. : the art or process or an instance of covering something with a plate or plates and especially with a superficial covering of metal

2. : the formation of something (as metal) into plates

3. : a surface made by plating: as

a. : a coating of metal plates ; especially : defensive armor of metal (as steel) plates

b. : a thin coating of metal laid on another metal especially for decorative effect

c. : the plates forming the hull, decks, and bulkheads of a ship — see ship illustration

d. : plaiting 3

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