- a plate, platform, or frame supporting the lighter parts of a machine.
Origin of bedplate
Also called baseplate.
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Examples from the Web for bedplate
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.Farm Engines and How to Run Them
James H. Stephenson
Around the bedplate are located the oil-cooling coils, the oil strainer, the oil reservoir and the oil pipings to the bearing.
Mounted on the end of the bedplate is the oil pump, operated from the main shaft of the turbine as previously stated.
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
- a heavy metal platform or frame to which an engine or machine is attached
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