fishplate

noun
fish·​plate | \ ˈfish-ˌplāt How to pronounce fishplate (audio) \

Definition of fishplate

: a steel plate used to lap a butt joint

First Known Use of fishplate

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Fishplate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fishplate. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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