Ter"ti*ate (?), v. t. [L. tertiatus, p.p. of tertiare to do for the third time, fr. tertius the third.]

1.

To do or perform for the third time.

[Obs. & R.]

Johnson.

2. Gun.

To examine, as the thickness of the metal at the muzzle of a gun; or, in general, to examine the thickness of, as ordnance, in order to ascertain its strength.

 

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