copperplating

copperplating

Depositing a protective layer of copper on the surface of another metal, either by the electrolytic method or by dipping.
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In addition, with the breakthrough use of copperplating to protect a ship's hull, which was first introduced in 1761, ships could remain at sea for longer periods of time, rather than return to port to have their hulls scraped and repaired.