- Also called raising plate. Building Trades. a horizontal member built into or laid along the top of a wall to support and distribute the pressure from joists, rafters, etc.
- Machinery. a vertical metal plate secured against a wall, as to attach a bracket.
- Mining. one of the longer members of a set.Compare end plate.
- switch plate.
Origin of wall plate
Examples from the Web for wall plate
Historical Examples of wall plate
These were of squared timber, as was the floor also, and the outer frame and wall-plate.Margaret Tudor
Annie T. Colcock
There is also a fifth wall-plate which lies along the tops of the pillars in the front.Rustic Carpentry
Paul N. Hasluck
Originally determined by the slat of wood which strengthened the wall-plate at the point of its perforation by the trunnels.
The continuous fillet which crowns the epistyle, representative of the wall-plate of the original timbered Doric construction.
A wall-plate on the outside of one beam, from end to end, measures two feet by ten inches.
- a horizontal timber member placed along the top of a wall to support the ends of joists, rafters, etc, and distribute the load