(in color printing) the plate providing the greatest definition of detail, usually the black plate, on which the other plates are registered.
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Origin of key plate
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby key plate
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Example sentences from the Web for key plate
By giving the key a quarter-turn the slit in the key-plate compresses the springs, and they are then withdrawn from the lock.On the Development and Distribution of Primitive Locks and Keys|Augustus Pitt-Rivers
This done, we next take the frame and remove the key-plate from it.