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plate
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 24
1. One of the thin parts of the bricket of an animal.
2. A very light steel racing horsehoe.
3. Loosely, a sporting contest for a prize; specif., in horse racing, a race for a prize, the contestants not making a stake.
4. Skins for fur linings of garments, sewed together and roughly shaped, but not finally cut or fitted.
7. Metallic armor composed of broad pieces.
8. Domestic vessels and utensils, as flagons, dishes, cups, etc., wrought in gold or silver.
11. A piece of money, usually silver money.
13. A page of stereotype, electrotype, or the like, for printing from; as, publisher's plates.
15. A horizontal timber laid upon a wall, or upon corbels projecting from a wall, and supporting the ends of other timbers; also used specifically of the roof plate which supports the ends of the roof trusses or, in simple work, the feet of the rafters.
17. A sheet of glass, porcelain, metal, etc., with a coating that is sensitive to light.
18. A prize giving to the winner in a contest.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
4. To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.
5. To calender; as, to plate paper.
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