- solid ground on which artillery pieces are mounted.
- a metal stand or base attached to certain types of artillery pieces.
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Origin of platform
OTHER WORDS FROM platformplat·form·less, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for platform
With top-notch designers, developers, and producers, they can even transform their own platforms.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it regards these as platforms -- as the beginning, not the end of the process.
Kinja and Twitter are perfect examples of platforms and technologies that could have been built differently.
Set on a mountaintop, the complex is layered, with platforms, walls, and other areas where people line up to watch those entering.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Russianoff, leakage is as much a problem on the platforms as it is are inside the cars.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The newspapers, the pulpits, and the platforms sent forth a united cry of wrath.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII|John Lord
In 1876 the topic had been more prominent in the platforms, but not in the canvass.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
The candid reader has now before him a brief exposition of the two platforms, and of the doctrines and bearing of each.
Their nests are platforms of sticks, which, being used year after year and constantly added to, become of enormous proportions.The Bird Book|Chester A. Reed
Read the age of the tree by the platforms of branches on the trunk.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
British Dictionary definitions for platform
- the thick raised sole of some high-heeled shoes
- (as modifier)platform shoes
Word Origin for platform
Scientific definitions for platform
Cultural definitions for platform (1 of 2)
A political party's or candidate's written statement of principles and plans. A platform is usually developed by a committee at the party convention during a presidential campaign.