name·​plate | \ ˈnām-ˌplāt How to pronounce nameplate (audio) \

Definition of nameplate

: something (such as a plate or plaque) bearing a name (as of a resident or manufacturer)

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The agency gave Menzies until July 19 to rectify those issues, as well as a lack of a fire extinguisher on one truck and another without a nameplate, according to the inspection report. Colin Campbell,, "Maryland workplace safety officials propose fines for ‘serious’ violations at BWI Marshall Airport," 20 Aug. 2019 There is still no number beside his nameplate in the Patriots’ locker room, but a Patriots duffel bag with the No., "FOXBOROUGH — Josh Gordon is bigger, and he thinks that will make him better.," 14 Sep. 2019 Inside the Avalanche dressing room, nameplates of the team’s all-time greats — from Patrick Roy to Peter Forsberg – have been affixed to the wall above locker stalls, as a reminder of a proud championship tradition. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: If Avs want to be legit Stanley Cup contenders, here’s one detail they must sweat every night of season," 12 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, here's an odd detail: The Jets are still using the number style from their old, now-outdated jerseys on their locker nameplates. Paul Lukas,, "Uni Watch: NFL Uniform Preview 2019," 3 Sep. 2019 At the top of each locker in the home clubhouse at Fenway Park is a nameplate with a logo commemorating the 2018 World Series title. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Wait Till Last Year? A Strong Red Sox Team Toils in 2018’s Shadow," 27 July 2019 Volkswagen, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, also sells cars under the Audi, SEAT, Bentley and Skoda nameplates. Washington Post, "Volkswagen increases profits, sales in shrinking markets," 25 July 2019 Humble Sign Company constructed the nameplate for under $24,000, according to Wooden. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Humble officials hope new sign gives exposure to Charles Bender Performing Arts Center," 21 June 2019 The company operates about 690 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Macy’s Lifts Profit, but Fails to Persuade Skeptics," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of nameplate

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nameplate

: a metal or plastic sign that is attached to a door or wall and that shows the name of the person, group, or company that lives or works there

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