license plate

noun
a plate or tag, usually of metal, bearing evidence of official registration and permission, as for the use of a motor vehicle.

Origin:
1900–05

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license plate or (Canadian) licence plate
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): numberplate a plate mounted on the front and back of a motor vehicle bearing the registration number
 
licence plate or (Canadian) licence plate
 
n

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Example sentences
Quality chrome-finished metal license plate frame with high-impact insert
  featuring team name and logo in raised lettering.
The driver and his license plate can be read from the footage, and the whole
  lot used as evidence.
Incident commanders could use it to pull images from surveillance choppers or
  data from license plate readers.
The meter will photograph your license plate and rat you out to the authorities.
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