[pley-ter; for 2 also plat-er]


a person or thing that plates.
an inferior race horse.

Origin of plater

First recorded in 1710–20; plate1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for plater

Historical Examples of plater

  • You might have guessed, Master Grog, that she never could be a 'plater.'

  • But the witty characterisation of Madame Plater holds good of Liszt.

    Franz Liszt

    James Huneker

  • We must talk it over with Plater, and come to some decision this very day.


    Kirk Munroe

  • And after all—she had to admit it ruefully, he was a bit of a Plater.

    The Summons

    A.E.W. Mason

  • Plater, benumbed with cold (it is himself who gives us the account), had drawn off his boots to warm his feet at the watch-fire.

British Dictionary definitions for plater



a person or thing that plates
horse racing
  1. a mediocre horse entered chiefly for minor races
  2. a blacksmith who shoes racehorses with the special type of light shoe used for racing
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