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nameplate

[neym-pleyt] /ˈneɪmˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a flat, usually rectangular piece of metal, wood, or plastic on which the name of a person, company, etc., is printed or engraved:
She has a large office with her nameplate on the door.
2.
masthead (def 2).
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; name + plate1
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British Dictionary definitions for name-plate

nameplate

/ˈneɪmˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a small panel on or next to the door of a room or building, bearing the occupant's name and profession
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Word Origin and History for name-plate

nameplate

n.

1882, from name (n.) + plate (n.).

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