platen

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

plat·en

noun \ˈpla-tən\

Definition of PLATEN

1
:  a flat plate; especially :  one that exerts or receives pressure (as in a printing press)
2
:  the roller of a typewriter or printer

Origin of PLATEN

Middle English plateine thin metal plate, from Anglo-French, from plate
First Known Use: 1541

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