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surface plate

noun

  1. Machinery. a flat plate used by machinists for testing surfaces that are to be made perfectly flat.


surface plate

noun

  1. another name for faceplate


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Word History and Origins

Origin of surface plate1

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example Sentences

Prepare surface plate culture of the organism to be cultivated.

Holding the piece of spleen in the forceps, dab the cut surface on to a surface plate in a number of different spots.

Make cultivations, tube and surface plate, and cover-slip preparations from this situation.

To determine this a surface plate, as it is called, is needed.

Its weak point was the liability of the surface plate to crack through under fire and become detached from its iron backing.

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