tie plate


noun Railroads.

a plate set between the base of a rail and a crosstie to distribute the rail load over a greater area of the tie and thus reduce wear and damage to it.

Nearby words

  1. tie into,
  2. tie into knots,
  3. tie line,
  4. tie one on,
  5. tie one's hands,
  6. tie plug,
  7. tie rod,
  8. tie tack,
  9. tie the knot,
  10. tie up

Origin of tie plate

First recorded in 1870–75

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