a platelike part of a mechanism, oscillating in its own plane, to which links or rods are attached by pins.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use wrist plate in a sentence
The exhaust valves are both opened and closed by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting rods.
When in operation, the bell-crank is rotated in the direction of the arrow by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting-rod.
The valve gear is of the regular Corliss type, driven by a single eccentric and wrist-plate.
M is a wrist plate pin by which the valve rod C can be released from the wrist plate.Motors | James Slough Zerbe
The wrist plate or spider has a rocking motion, being driven by an eccentric rod from the engine-shaft.Motors | James Slough Zerbe