face·​plate | \ ˈfās-ˌplāt How to pronounce faceplate (audio) \

Definition of faceplate

1 : a disk fixed with its face at right angles to the live spindle of a lathe for the attachment of the work
2a : a protective plate for a machine or device
b : a protective cover for the human face (as of a diver)
3 : the glass front of a cathode-ray tube on which the image is seen

Examples of faceplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The announcement of Sony's official faceplate solution comes about a month after the company was granted a design patent for the specific shape of the PS5 faceplates. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2021 Ever since Sony revealed that the PS5 would have a detachable faceplate, fans have been wondering when the company would start selling new covers. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 13 Dec. 2021 When James Jamerson was laid to rest in Detroit in 1983, his gravesite was marked by a simple faceplate — as dictated by rules governing that section of Woodlawn Cemetery at the time. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 28 Aug. 2021 Align the intakes vertically, mark the U-bolt locations, drill on the marks, and slip a faceplate on either side of the barrel wall. Joe Kohl-riggs, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2021 As Brown installed a faceplate on the light switch to keep others from touching it, the tenant's daughter bumped into Brown hard while walking by. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, 31 Dec. 2020 Transparent faceplates measuring 9 by 13 inches are cut from large sheets of polyethylene using a laser cutter or cutting die. Tom Simonite, Wired, 26 Mar. 2020 Each faceplate sets the tone for how the headset tracks a given VR user's space. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 20 Feb. 2020 Walkthroughs at JBSA Lackland, on the other hand, found dirt, dust on vents, missing screws on electric faceplates, non-working light fixtures and leaky plumbing. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, 15 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of faceplate

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Faceplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faceplate. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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