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license plate

a plate or tag, usually of metal, bearing evidence of official registration and permission, as for the use of a motor vehicle.
Origin of license plate
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for license plate
  • 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.
  • license plate bulb burned out plus after searching the whole car, a studded snow tire.
  • The metal of the flatbed shows a long wash of blood, and trickles of blood streak the license plate.
  • They name a gunboat that had not yet been commissioned and a license plate that was yet to be issued.
  • The tall cop calls in the license plate number on his radio.
  • Doug, estimated abilities of spy satellites put them in the range of maybe reading a car license plate, if the angle is right.
  • So yeah, it's a pretty safe bet that if the military wants to read your license plate from orbit, they can.
British Dictionary definitions for license plate

license plate

(US & Canadian) a plate mounted on the front and back of a motor vehicle bearing the registration number Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) numberplate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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