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
2 a :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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First Known Use of faceplate

1827


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