(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.
Origin of faceplate
First recorded in 1835–45; face
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for faceplate
Historical Examples of faceplate
He banged his hand on his faceplate in an unconscious attempt to wipe it off.
He stepped through the hot-air curtain and flipped up his faceplate.
A cam of this sort on a drum is shown in the sketch at A, and on a faceplate, at B.
The faceplate should be made by a machinist so that the surface of the face can be turned true.
The casting must be held either in a chuck C or on a faceplate if too large for the chuck.
British Dictionary definitions for faceplate
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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