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noun face·plate \ˈfās-ˌplāt\

Definition of faceplate

  1. 1 :  a disk fixed with its face at right angles to the live spindle of a lathe for the attachment of the work

  2. 2 a :  a protective plate for a machine or device b :  a protective cover for the human face (as of a diver)

  3. 3 :  the glass front of a cathode-ray tube on which the image is seen



1841

First Known Use of faceplate

1841


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