nameplate

[neym-pleyt]

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.

Origin of nameplate

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

nameplate

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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Word Origin and History for nameplate
n.

1882, from name (n.) + plate (n.).

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