bedplate

[ bed-pleyt ]
/ ˈbɛdˌpleɪt /

noun

a plate, platform, or frame supporting the lighter parts of a machine.

Origin of bedplate

First recorded in 1840–50; bed + plate1
Also called baseplate.
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bedplate
/ (ˈbɛdˌpleɪt) /

noun

a heavy metal platform or frame to which an engine or machine is attached
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