angle plate


Definition of angle plate

: a plate having an L-shaped or angular section specifically : one of two such plates used to clamp and hold work in a shaper or other metalworking machine — compare angle iron

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First Known Use of angle plate

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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