- 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
News clips, sound bites, and planning details were shared on those platforms.
Aside from a blanket ban, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit are nearly impossible to control.
Monitoring Chinese social-media platforms has paid off for the Chinese government.
Crowd labor platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk operate with few rules and little protection for workers.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sentiment shared across platforms at the meeting was anger at the press for sensationalizing the problem.
The station now covers nearly 12 acres, the length of platforms exceeding 1-1/2 miles.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Excursion grounds with dancing platforms were then popular within the city limits.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
I have worked with him in the Freethought movement and stood by his side on many political platforms.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh|George W. Foote
I read a lot of political platforms once in college—they were part of the course—and that was the best one I ever heard.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
There were very few passengers inside, because on warm days people preferred the outside or the platforms.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete|Guy de Maupassant
British Dictionary definitions for platform
- the thick raised sole of some high-heeled shoes
- (as modifier)platform shoes
Word Origin for platform
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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.