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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 of bedplate
1840-1850
1840-50; bed + plate1
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  • The bedplate, cylinder and guides are bored at one operation and cannot get out of alignment.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • This resulted in a pair of cylinders flanged to fit the bedplate.

  • Mounted on the end of the bedplate is the oil pump, operated from the main shaft of the turbine as previously stated.

    Steam Turbines Hubert E. Collins
  • In one of the channels the bed of the trough slopes up slightly to the place where the “bedplate” is fixed.

    The Manufacture of Paper Robert Walter Sindall
  • Around the bedplate are located the oil-cooling coils, the oil strainer, the oil reservoir and the oil pipings to the bearing.

    Steam Turbines Hubert E. Collins
British Dictionary definitions for bedplate

bedplate

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