boil′er•plate` or boil′er plate`
1) mac plating of iron or steel for making the shells of boilers, covering the hulls of ships, etc
2) jou
a) syndicated or ready-to-print copy, used esp. by weekly newspapers
b) trite, hackneyed writing
3) inf phrases used repeatedly, as in correspondence
4) the detailed standard wording of a contract
Etymology: 1855–60

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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