wall plate


noun

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.

Origin of wall plate

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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wall plate


noun

a horizontal timber member placed along the top of a wall to support the ends of joists, rafters, etc, and distribute the load
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