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push plate

a rectangular protective plate of metal, plastic, ceramic, or other material applied vertically to the lock stile of a door.
Origin of push plate
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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