fishplate

noun

fish·​plate ˈfish-ˌplāt How to pronounce fishplate (audio)
: a steel plate used to lap a butt joint

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fishplate was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Fishplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fishplate. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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