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[sohl-pleyt] /ˈsoʊlˌpleɪt/
noun, Carpentry.
a plate upon which studding is erected.
Also called shoe, sole, solepiece
[sohl-pees] /ˈsoʊlˌpis/ (Show IPA)
Origin of soleplate
1835-45; sole2 + plate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As the heel of the sole piece will not lie flat it must be slit, until, when laid out, it resembles fig. 2.

  • The man had not gone with the caravan, that was the sole piece of information Jack was able to gather.

  • The drunker he was the more pathos and humor he wrung from the old violin, his sole piece of personal property.

    A Rivermouth Romance Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • And what was that flower she wore in her bosom—the sole piece of color in the costume of white?

    Macleod of Dare William Black
  • Since coming to your country, the sole piece of fortune I have had was to tumble on a man like you.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • Machine ab to bc, of the sole piece (fig. 2), open and press the seam.

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