surface plate

Machinery. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat.
Also called planometer.

1840–50 Unabridged
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surface plate
another name for faceplate

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Example sentences
The calibration process which is described is fairly simple and requires two mirrors, two autocollimators, and a surface plate.
Openings with sleeves cast in place in masonry do not require fasteners into the surface plate.
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