ground plate


noun

Electricity. a metal plate for making a ground connection to the earth.
Building Trades. groundsill.

Nearby words

  1. ground pea,
  2. ground pine,
  3. ground pink,
  4. ground plan,
  5. ground plane,
  6. ground plum,
  7. ground provisions,
  8. ground rent,
  9. ground robin,
  10. ground rod

Origin of ground plate

First recorded in 1655–65

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British Dictionary definitions for ground plate

ground plate

noun

a joist forming the lowest member of a timber frameAlso called: groundsill, soleplate
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