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platemaker

[ pleyt-mey-ker ]
/ ˈpleɪtˌmeɪ kər /
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noun Printing.
a machine that makes plates used for reproducing illustrations or printed matter, especially halftone or etched illustrations.
the operator of such a machine.
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Origin of platemaker

1250–1300; Middle English, as surname meaning “armorer”; see plate1, maker
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