name·​plate | \ ˈnām-ˌplāt \

Definition of nameplate

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

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The new mid-size model — bigger than the Equinox, smaller than the Traverse — will go on sale early next year, as GM revives a nameplate that went away in 1994 when the boxy, truck-like SUV was renamed the Tahoe. Bloomberg, Fortune, "GM Is Bringing Back the Chevy Blazer—and Building It in Mexico," 22 June 2018 Getting a small nameplate for your favorite gold chain or even to run across your oversize hoop earrings is standard practice by now, but wearing a massive version of it on your waist for all to see? Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Will Personal Branding Replace the Logo Trend? Kali Uchis Says Yes," 14 Jan. 2019 Each engine will have a nameplate signed by the person who built it. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Cadillac unveils powerful twin-turbo V8 in 550-horsepower CT6 V-Sport sedan," 21 Mar. 2018 More stable power means cheaper power, and a lower nameplate capacity means turbines can be built in places that don’t get as much wind. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Wind Turbines Are Getting Less Powerful—and That's a Good Thing," 14 Sep. 2018 The Senate committee that held that hearing left an empty chair and nameplate in his place. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "Live updates from Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s testimony to Congress today," 11 Dec. 2018 On Wednesday, Kylie showed off the new acquisition on Instagram, holding the tiny nameplate between her fingers. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Shows Off Stormi’s Custom Cartier Bracelet," 14 Sep. 2018 To cope, the New York Jets have pasted two decals in the lower left corner of each locker's nameplate. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Sam Darnold getting the buzz, but young defense may be Jets' best bet for success in 2018," 9 June 2018 Above the story, and just below the newspaper’s nameplate, were photos of the five victims. J. Freedom Du Lac, Washington Post, "‘Today, we are speechless’: The Capital Gazette’s heartbreaking editorial page," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of nameplate

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nameplate was circa 1858

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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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