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plater

[pley-ter; for 2 also plat-er] /ˈpleɪ tər; for 2 also ˈplæt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that plates.
2.
an inferior race horse.
Origin of plater
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20; plate1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for plater
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  • You might have guessed, Master Grog, that she never could be a 'plater.'

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • But the witty characterisation of Madame plater holds good of Liszt.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • We must talk it over with plater, and come to some decision this very day.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe
  • And after all—she had to admit it ruefully, he was a bit of a plater.

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • plater, benumbed with cold (it is himself who gives us the account), had drawn off his boots to warm his feet at the watch-fire.

  • Then he gave vent to the same peculiar whistle with which plater had announced his own approach to the log-hut in the woods.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe
  • At the same time both Grimshaw and plater appeared, each bearing a large package securely wrapped in canvas on his shoulder.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe
  • This plater began to shovel overboard, working with furious energy, as though combating a hated enemy.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe
  • Mr. plater, though on his back, had nearly succeeded in drawing a pistol from his hip pocket.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe
  • A few words more explained the situation, and, angry as he was, plater did not stop to waste time in idle reproaches just then.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe
British Dictionary definitions for plater

plater

/ˈpleɪtə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that plates
2.
(horse racing)
  1. a mediocre horse entered chiefly for minor races
  2. a blacksmith who shoes racehorses with the special type of light shoe used for racing
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Slang definitions & phrases for plater

plater

noun

A racehorse, esp an inferior one; beetle, pig (1920s+ Horse racing)

Related Terms

selling plater

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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