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faceplate

[feys-pleyt] /ˈfeɪsˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
(on a lathe) a perforated plate, mounted on the live spindle, to which the work is attached.
2.
the part of a protective headpiece, as a diver's or astronaut's helmet, that covers the upper portion of the face, often of transparent material and sometimes movable.
3.
Also called face. Electronics. the glass front of a cathode ray tube upon which the image is displayed.
4.
a protective plate, as one surrounding an electric outlet or light switch.
Compare switch plate.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; face + plate1
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British Dictionary definitions for face-plate

faceplate

/ˈfeɪsˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a perforated circular metal plate that can be attached to the headstock of a lathe in order to hold flat or irregularly shaped workpieces
2.
Also called surface plate. a flat rigid plate used to check the flatness and squareness of the faces of a component
3.
the part of a cathode-ray tube carrying the phosphor screen
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