Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To coat or cover with a thin layer of metal by electrodeposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To coat an object with a thin layer of metal using electrolysis
  • n. Electroplated objects
  • n. The layer of metal deposited in the course of electroplating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To plate or cover with a coating of metal, usually silver, nickel, chromium, or gold, by means of electrolysis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To plate or give a coating of silver or other metal to by means of electrolysis. See electrometallurgy.
  • n. Articles coated with silver or other metal by the process of electroplating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. coat with metal by electrolysis
  • n. any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis

Etymologies

electro- +‎ plate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is also an inventor, recently redesigning the electrolysis equipment so he can electroplate clusters of jewelry instead of just one piece at a time.

    Embryography of a jeweler Raúl Ybarra

  • She was an African-American woman in a jet-black uniform and pinned to her heavy breast had been a badge of gold electroplate.

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  • She was an African-American woman in a jet-black uniform and pinned to her heavy breast had been badge of gold electroplate.

    Courting Trouble

  • Hughes owned a brassiere factory in San Ysidro — 100 percent wetback-run; he owned a plant that manufactured electroplate trophies; he owned four strategically located snack stands — essential to the maintenance of his all-cheeseburger/chili dog diet.

    The Big Nowhere

  • 'Not if you electroplate it time after time in the centre with silver.

    The Vatican Rip

  • At the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir too, there was a tray, not in wood, but in electroplate, which was a wedding present.

    Maigret has Scruples

  • But we shall also, in the course of our experiments, find that a cheap metal can be coated with a costly one by means of electricity -- that we can electroplate by electrolysis.

    Electricity for Boys

  • A metallic surface which it is intended to electroplate must, as has been mentioned, be scrupulously clean.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The graining of the leather to bring out the natural grain in the skin, is done by hand and sometimes by electroplate reproductions of the natural grain by means of the embossing press.

    The Building of a Book A Series of Practical Articles Written by Experts in the Various Departments of Book Making and Distributing

  • Two years before Melville's return, viz. in 1572, the electroplate

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

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