ground plate

noun
1.
Electricity. a metal plate for making a ground connection to the earth.
2.
Building Trades. groundsill.

Origin:
1655–65

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ground plate
 
n
groundsill, Also called: soleplate a joist forming the lowest member of a timber frame

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Example sentences
One exit location is near the ground plate and the other exit location is on the opposite side of the building.
Product data for ground plate, connectors and connection materials, and grounding fittings.
While in operation an electrostatic field exists between the protected metal item and the reference ground plate.
Due to improper wiring of the circuit supplying the shore power, the handrail was energized via the ground plate in the boat.
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