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license plate

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noun
  1. a plate or tag, usually of metal, bearing evidence of official registration and permission, as for the use of a motor vehicle.

Origin of license plate

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for license plate

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • These rest-stops always had a license-plate cam at the entrance and a couple of anti-stickup cams around the cashier.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for license plate

license plate

Canadian licence plate

noun
  1. US and Canadian a plate mounted on the front and back of a motor vehicle bearing the registration numberAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): numberplate
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