bed plate


a plate, platform, or frame supporting the lighter parts of a machine.
Also called baseplate.

1840–50; bed + plate1 Unabridged
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bedplate (ˈbɛdˌpleɪt)
a heavy metal platform or frame to which an engine or machine is attached

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