boiler plate

boiler plate
noun
1. or boiler iron : flat-rolled steel usually about a quarter to a half inch thick used especially for making boilers and tanks and for covering ships
2.
a. : syndicated material supplied especially to weekly newspapers in matrix or plate form
b. : hackneyed or unoriginal writing
3.
a. : a relatively smooth surface (as of flush or overlapping slabs of rock) on a cliff affording little or no foothold
b. : a frozen crusty surface of snow

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boil|er|plate «BOY luhr PLAYT», noun, or boiler plate,
1. steel rolled in the form of flat plates, from ¼ to ½ inch in thickness, used especially for making boilers, tanks, and ships; boiler iron.
2. U.S. a fullsize model of a spacecraft, used in ground and flight tests.
3. U.S. articles to be used as filler, especially in a rural newspaper, sent by some central agency on electrotypes or stereotypes.
4. U.S. any syndicated material used as filler.
5. = boilermaker (def. 2). (Cf.boilermaker)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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