faceplate

noun
face·plate | \ˈfās-ˌplāt \

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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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 Nixon’s BB-8 Time Teller Watch, 20% off on ThinkGeek through May 6, features a faceplate designed in BB-8’s likeness with a more sophisticated sensibility, making it a great way to keep your look professional without dampening your nerdy spirits. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "8 BB-8 gadgets to tide you over until Episode 8," 4 May 2017 The device also comes with four interchangeable faceplates, night vision via infrared LEDs, and motion detectors. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Best Buy has knocked $50 off the Ring Video Doorbell Pro," 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of faceplate

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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