- (on a lathe) a perforated plate, mounted on the live spindle, to which the work is attached.
- the part of a protective headpiece, as a diver's or astronaut's helmet, that covers the upper portion of the face, often of transparent material and sometimes movable.
- Also called face. Electronics. the glass front of a cathode ray tube upon which the image is displayed.
- a protective plate, as one surrounding an electric outlet or light switch.
Compare switch plate.
Origin of faceplate
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Examples from the Web for faceplate
He banged his hand on his faceplate in an unconscious attempt to wipe it off.All Day September
He stepped through the hot-air curtain and flipped up his faceplate.Unwise Child
Gordon Randall Garrett
A cam of this sort on a drum is shown in the sketch at A, and on a faceplate, at B.
The faceplate should be made by a machinist so that the surface of the face can be turned true.
The casting must be held either in a chuck C or on a faceplate if too large for the chuck.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
- a perforated circular metal plate that can be attached to the headstock of a lathe in order to hold flat or irregularly shaped workpieces
- Also called: surface plate a flat rigid plate used to check the flatness and squareness of the faces of a component
- the part of a cathode-ray tube carrying the phosphor screen
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