from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Coated with a thin adherent layer of metal. Often used in combination.
  • adjective Covered with protective plates or sheets of metal. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Strengthened with plates of metal and defensive armor.
  • Covered or overlaid with a different and especially a richer material: as,plated silk hose; plated forks and spoons.
  • In zoology, covered or protected with hard dermal plates or scutes; scutate or loricate; shielded

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of plate.


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