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 deviceb : 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 Wall Cleat (left) is a simple faceplate with two lugs for coiling unused cables, and the Picket Fence is just that: a picket fence for the wainscote.
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