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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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