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A sheet of Iron or Steel originally used to make the casing for steam boilers. Boilerplate is now a term used any plate of rolled iron or steel with thicknesses of about 0.5 - 1.0 cm.

Synonyms and Related Terms

boiler iron; boiler plate

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 106
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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