platenounuk /pleɪt/ us /pleɪt/
plate noun (DISH)
plate noun (FLAT PIECE)
- The wooden beam is reinforced with a metal plate.
- The printing plates have to be inked before they will print on the paper.
- The boots had protective metal plates across the ankles.
- The damaged hull of the ship was repaired with steel plates.
- The body of a crustacean is covered in protective plates.
plate noun (PICTURE)
plate noun (THIN LAYER)