base·​plate | \ ˈbās-ˌplāt How to pronounce baseplate (audio) \

Definition of baseplate

: a plate that serves as a base or support

Examples of baseplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the top of the compass baseplate is an arrow showing your direction of travel (DOT). Washington Post, 5 July 2021 Filling all the available space within in the case, the in-house CRMT4 movement features 37 jewels and Grade 5 titanium bridges, the bridge screws, the baseplate and rotor core. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 May 2021 This has an acrylic baseplate with an Azimuth bearing and a 360-degree rotating bezel. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 May 2021 Next, set your compass on the map with the edge of the baseplate intersecting the distant landmark and the direction-of-travel arrow pointing in that same direction. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 5 Jan. 2021 The Container Store has a three-tier organizer with a LEGO baseplate on the top and three slide-out drawers. oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2020 Spin the bezel of your compass until N (north) is in the center of the baseplate, with the index line pointing directly at N. 3. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 19 July 2019 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, 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, 24 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'baseplate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of baseplate

1788, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About baseplate

Time Traveler for baseplate

Time Traveler

The first known use of baseplate was in 1788

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near baseplate

base piece



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for baseplate

Cite this Entry

“Baseplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for baseplate


base·​plate | \ ˈbās-ˌplāt How to pronounce baseplate (audio) \

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


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!