push plate

noun
a rectangular protective plate of metal, plastic, ceramic, or other material applied vertically to the lock stile of a door.

Origin:
1905–10

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Furthermore, the bollard for mounting the push plate will also need to be located at the end of that rail.
Door operators will be activated by a manufacturer supplied surface mounted stainless steel push plate.
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