footplatenoun [ C ]uk /ˈfʊt.pleɪt/ us /ˈfʊt.pleɪt/
Examples from literature
- He gazed at the driver and his mate on the footplate.
- I put a soldier with fixed bayonet on the footplate to see that the driver held to his post and did not play tricks with the train, and started on our journey.
- Kent clambered to the footplate of the smart eight-wheeler.
- The engine was about six inches wider than the tender, and the corner of its footplate would not pass the corner of the newly overturned truck.