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boiler plate[′bȯil·ər ‚plāt]
A commonly used expression or phrase that is stored in memory and can be copied into a word-processing document as needed.
A fairly smooth surface on a cliff, consisting of flush or overlapping slabs of rock, having little or no foothold.
A crusty, frozen surface of snow.
Flat-rolled steel, usually ¼ to ½ inch (6 to 13 millimeters) thick; used mainly for covering ships and making boilers and tanks. Also known as boiler steel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Plates of steel used for making boilers and tanks.
2. The accessories and appurtenances associated with a boiler plant.
3. Those portions of the specifications that commonly apply to most buildings, so are commonly reproduced from one set of specifications to another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.