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[neym-pleyt] /ˈneɪmˌpleɪt/
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.
masthead (def 2).
Origin of nameplate
1880-85; name + plate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for nameplate
  • Yes you were referring to the nameplate cost for peak power and comparing it to the nameplate cost for continuous power.
  • Preliminary explorations of the site did not turn up a piece of definitive identification such as a nameplate.
  • It also includes an engraved nameplate with highlights from each legends career.
  • Each nurse had a toy stethoscope around her neck and a nameplate on her lab coat.
  • Both the names of the welder and the manufacturer appear on a nameplate on the welder.
  • In addition to the nameplate, forklifts may have other warning labels or decals that provide safety information to operators.
  • The nameplate of the blower is located on at the left side of the housing.
  • Date codes are ink stamped on the mixer housing near the nameplate.
  • Complete nameplate data including manufacturer's name and catalog number.
  • Compare the measured voltage to the manufacturer's nameplate voltage.
British Dictionary definitions for nameplate


a small panel on or next to the door of a room or building, bearing the occupant's name and profession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nameplate

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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