key plate

noun

Definition of key plate

1 : the part of a stove top in which the lids are placed
2 : a protective usually metal plate surrounding a keyhole
3 : a plate that prints the central design on a bicolor postage stamp — compare duty plate
4 : one of a set of color-printing plates that contains greater detail than the others and that is often the black plate

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“Key plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/key%20plate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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