faceplate

noun
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 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 The sun-screening gold of the helmets’ faceplates means no expressions make it out of the suit. Oliver Morton, WIRED, 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, 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, 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, 4 May 2018

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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 24 Jun. 2021.

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