bed·​plate ˈbed-ˌplāt How to pronounce bedplate (audio)
: a plate or framing used as a support

Examples of bedplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Singer Heavy Duty 411 is built with a sturdy metal interior frame, stainless steel bedplate and powerful motor (60 percent stronger then basic sewing machines), which allow for fast sewing on a variety of materials, including heavyweight materials like leather, denim, and canvas. Popular Science, 10 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedplate was in 1817

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“Bedplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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