cover plate

noun

Definition of cover plate

1 : a cover, hood, or head used to close in or cover over the end or top of a receptacle, chamber, or section of a structure
2 : a plate riveted to the flange of a steel beam, girder, or column to increase its strength

called also flange plate

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“Cover plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cover%20plate. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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