Machinery. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat.
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Also called planometer.
Origin of surface plate
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby surface plate
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British Dictionary definitions for surface plate
another name for faceplate (def. 2)
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