base·​plate ˈbās-ˌplāt How to pronounce baseplate (audio)
: a plate that serves as a base or support

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Once the three-inch figurines are assembled, they can be set on their individual baseplates, ready to be placed on a bookshelf, desk, or shelf for display. Casey Clark, Peoplemag, 2 May 2023 The four principal components of a watch -- the movement's baseplate, the caseback, case ring and crowning bezel -- are all merged into a single component, which leaves just the movement's wheels and springs to be dropped in, mounted on a single bridge. Alex Doak, CNN, 9 Apr. 2021 The crown, baseplate and bridges are made of titanium, as is the insert that shows the signature of the model. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Feb. 2023 The baseplate and bridges reportedly underwent intensive testing to ensure resistance to drops and scrapes. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 19 Jan. 2023 Despite only having 37 pieces, this is the first Ferrari set to feature a baseplate and alternate institutions to create a diagnostics space where the Minifigure can crawl under the car and tinker with a wrench. Sal Vaglica, Car and Driver, 21 Jan. 2023 Two powerful magnets hold together the Gem body and a magnetic baseplate. PCMAG, 9 Jan. 2023 The collar, sheath, and baseplate are accurate as well. Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2013 Each figure comes with their own baseplate for display purposes. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baseplate was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Baseplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


base·​plate ˈbās-ˌplāt How to pronounce baseplate (audio)
: the portion of an artificial denture in contact with the jaw
: the sheet of plastic material used in the making of trial denture plates
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