bedplate

[bed-pleyt]
noun
a plate, platform, or frame supporting the lighter parts of a machine.
Also called baseplate.


Origin:
1840–50; bed + plate1

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bedplate (ˈbɛdˌpleɪt)
 
n
a heavy metal platform or frame to which an engine or machine is attached

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The motor and bedplate structures of these elevators are an integral part of the hoisting device.
Because the main shaft entirely supports the blade hub, any blade rotation is directly transferred into the nacelle bedplate.
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