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surface plate

noun
1.
Machinery. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat.
Also called planometer.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for surface-plate

surface plate

noun
1.
another name for faceplate (sense 2)
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