faceplate

[feys-pleyt]
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noun

(on a lathe) a perforated plate, mounted on the live spindle, to which the work is attached.
the part of a protective headpiece, as a diver's or astronaut's helmet, that covers the upper portion of the face, often of transparent material and sometimes movable.
Also called face. Electronics. the glass front of a cathode ray tube upon which the image is displayed.
a protective plate, as one surrounding an electric outlet or light switch.

Nearby words

  1. facedown,
  2. faceless,
  3. facelift,
  4. facemail,
  5. facepalm,
  6. faceprint,
  7. facer,
  8. facet,
  9. facet joint,
  10. facete

Compare switch plate.

Origin of faceplate

First recorded in 1835–45; face + plate1

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British Dictionary definitions for faceplate

faceplate

noun

a perforated circular metal plate that can be attached to the headstock of a lathe in order to hold flat or irregularly shaped workpieces
Also called: surface plate a flat rigid plate used to check the flatness and squareness of the faces of a component
the part of a cathode-ray tube carrying the phosphor screen
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