a metal or wooden plate or slab, bolted to each of two members that have been butted or lapped together.
Railroads Now Rare. a joint bar.
Origin of fishplate
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The fishplate instead of the frog, and the steel rail in place of the good old snakehead!
a flat piece of metal joining one rail, stanchion, or beam to another
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