ground-plate

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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