foot plate


Carpentry. a plate running beneath and supporting a row of studs; mudsill.
a platform or special floor area on which workers stand to operate a machine.

1840–50; foot + plate1 Unabridged
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footplate (ˈfʊtˌpleɪt)
chiefly (Brit)
 a.  a platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the crew stand to operate the controls
 b.  (as modifier): a footplate man

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footplate foot·plate (fut'plāt')

  1. See base of stapes.

  2. See pedicel.

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