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noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for surface plate

surface plate

noun

another name for faceplate (def. 2)
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