base·​plate | \ ˈbās-ˌplāt \

Definition of baseplate

: a plate that serves as a base or support

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Much of the fundraising now is going toward necessary infrastructure ancillary to the balloon, such as the mast, a baseplate, and foundation anchors. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "This Burning Man orb by Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange seeks your crowdfunding dollars," 5 July 2018 The color scheme is cream and gold and the china settings consist of the Bill Clinton china for the baseplate, along with both George W. Bush and Clinton china for the dinner service. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "First lady Melania Trump aims to stamp her style on first state dinner of Trump White House," 24 Apr. 2018 State Dinner The color scheme is cream and gold and the china settings consist of the Clinton china for the baseplate, along with both Bush (43) and Clinton china for the dinner service. Maya Rhodan, Time, "Melania Trump Is Using Ingredients From Michelle Obama's White House Garden at Her First State Dinner," 23 Apr. 2018 They will be joined by a new brick area for toddlers and a special brick wall where guests can build right onto baseplates mounted to a wall. James Ewinger,, "Great Lakes Science Center offers new perspective on Legos (video, photos)," 26 May 2017 IFixit has already carried out its customary explorations inside the body of the new notebook, and found that, apart from the rearrangement of ports and the latch-free baseplate, things are much as before. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals Battery is User Replaceable," 11 June 2009

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1788, in the meaning defined above

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base·​plate | \ ˈbās-ˌplāt \

Medical Definition of baseplate

1 : the portion of an artificial denture in contact with the jaw
2 : the sheet of plastic material used in the making of trial denture plates

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a servile follower or underling

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