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)

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