terne

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terne

 (tûrn)
n.
Terneplate.

terne

(tɜːn)
n
1. (Metallurgy) Also called: terne metal an alloy of lead containing tin (10–20 per cent) and antimony (1.5–2 per cent)
2. (Metallurgy) Also called: terneplate steel plate coated with this alloy
[C16: perhaps from French terne dull, from Old French ternir to tarnish]
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Included are: free machining steels, terne plate, painted components, vitreous enamel scrap and certain nonferrous scrap.