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nameplate

[ neym-pleyt ]
/ ˈneɪmˌpleɪt /
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noun

a flat, usually rectangular piece of metal, wood, or plastic on which the name of a person, company, etc., is printed or engraved: She has a large office with her nameplate on the door.

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Origin of nameplate

First recorded in 1880–85; name + plate1
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British Dictionary definitions for nameplate

nameplate
/ (ˈneɪmˌpleɪt) /

noun

a small panel on or next to the door of a room or building, bearing the occupant's name and profession
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