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bedplate

[bed-pleyt] /ˈbɛdˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a plate, platform, or frame supporting the lighter parts of a machine.
Also called baseplate.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; bed + plate1
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British Dictionary definitions for bed plate

bedplate

/ˈbɛdˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a heavy metal platform or frame to which an engine or machine is attached
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