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footplate

[foo t-pleyt] /ˈfʊtˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
Carpentry. a plate running beneath and supporting a row of studs; mudsill.
2.
a platform or special floor area on which workers stand to operate a machine.
Origin of footplate
1840-1850
1840-50; foot + plate1
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  • He caught at the rail, mounted the footplate, and swung himself into the cab.

  • When he slid back to the footplate his legs were wet to the mid shin.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • But again the corner of the footplate jammed with the corner of the truck, and again we came to a jarring halt.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Winston Spencer Churchill
  • He could not help thinking how excellent a thing it would be to come home after a grimy run on the footplate.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for footplate

footplate

/ˈfʊtˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit)
  1. a platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the crew stand to operate the controls
  2. (as modifier): a footplate man
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footplate in Medicine

footplate foot·plate (fut'plāt')
n.

  1. See base of stapes.

  2. See pedicel.

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