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

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The sun-screening gold of the helmets’ faceplates means no expressions make it out of the suit. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon," 4 June 2019 With the Vantage, almost every part of the controller can be easily accessed, thanks to the removable faceplate and the custom base, which Scuf built from the ground up. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The Scuf Vantage reimagines the PS4 controller, but with some big flaws," 18 Oct. 2018 Most are in an inconvenient location with a black faceplate that is near impossible to find without being a contortionist in a cramped seat. latimes.com, "Letters: Here's an easy way to make a San Diego bike trip even easier," 1 July 2018 Knobs and electrical faceplates: Wipe down with an all-purpose cleaner. Vents: Remove vent covers if possible and clean. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spring cleaning: A spotless, well-organized home is your reward," 4 May 2018 An icon on the F-35 pilot's virtual head-up display, projected onto the faceplate of his helmet, alerts him that the lead drone has automatically identified the emissions of an enemy radar site. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "F-35 Teams Up With Drone Wingmen in New Air Force Video," 26 Mar. 2018 Interchangeable faceplates come in several finishes, including brushed aluminum with a black or clear coating, shown. Ron Goldberg, ELLE Decor, "Speakers of the House," 5 July 2012 An unlocked vehicle in the driveway was rummaged through; removed was a stereo faceplate and a garage door opener used to enter the garage. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners Police Report: Bat-swinging driver yells at motorist," 27 Sep. 2017 Never miss a moment with the Beddi Style, a smart alarm clock that has a changeable faceplate and customizable mood lighting for the ultimate style creation. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Great gifts for grads," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of faceplate

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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