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

First recorded in 1840–50; bed + plate1
Also called baseplate.
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Examples from the Web for bedplate

Historical Examples

  • This resulted in a pair of cylinders flanged to fit the bedplate.

    The Boy Mechanic, Book 2


  • The bedplate, cylinder and guides are bored at one operation and cannot get out of alignment.

  • Around the bedplate are located the oil-cooling coils, the oil strainer, the oil reservoir and the oil pipings to the bearing.

    Steam Turbines

    Hubert E. Collins

  • Mounted on the end of the bedplate is the oil pump, operated from the main shaft of the turbine as previously stated.

    Steam Turbines

    Hubert E. Collins

  • In one of the channels the bed of the trough slopes up slightly to the place where the “bedplate” is fixed.

    The Manufacture of Paper

    Robert Walter Sindall

British Dictionary definitions for bedplate


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