Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Iron pressed into flat plates by being passed between cylindrical rollers; rolled iron

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Examples

  • The whole will be fire-proof, the floors being divided by plate-iron archings upon cast-iron bearings.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 405, December 19, 1829

  • London, were each founded and built within a group of twelve plate-iron caissons open at the top; whilst four of the piers on which the cantilevers of the Forth Bridge rest, were each erected within an open plate-iron caisson fitted at the bottom to the sloping rock, where ordinary cofferdams could not have been adopted.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • The caisson at the bottom, forming the working chamber, is usually provided with a strong roof, round the top of which, when the caisson is floated into a river, plate-iron sides are erected forming an upper open caisson, inside which the pier or quay-wall is built up out of water, on the top of the roof, as the sinking proceeds.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • A cylinder of plate-iron will withstand a gradually applied, evenly distributed, and constant pressure, one thousandth part of which, acting at one spot, as a blow, would rend its way through, or establish a crack.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • At the former place the works were in some measure experimental, and the platform was constructed of timber, but at Armley Road it is of plate-iron girders, with brick arching, weight being considered advantageous in reducing the vibration of carting heavy loads over it.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882

  • The plate-iron covering of the tubes is not thicker than the hide of an elephant, and scarcely thicker than the bark of an oak-tree; whilst one of the large tubes, if placed on its end in St. Paul's churchyard, would reach 107 feet higher than the cross of the cathedral.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • The kitchen immediately over this had, as yet, been supplied only with a common ship's caboose and plate-iron funnel, while the necessary cooking utensils had been taken from the beacon.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • The turret or citadel of the Ericsson floating-battery Monitor, which constitutes its only means of offence, consists of a rolled plate-iron skeleton, 1in. thick, to which are riveted two thicknesses, of 1in. each, of rolled iron plates.

    The American Iron-Clad Vessels

  • Adjoining it is the Boiler Makers 'shop, or, more properly, a shop for workers in plate-iron, for boilers are not made in the establishment, but iron doors, navy casks, and wrought iron railway carriages are produced in this department.

    Rides on Railways

  • The kitchen immediately over this had, as yet, been supplied only with a common ship’s caboose and plate-iron funnel, while the necessary cooking utensils had been taken from the beacon.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

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