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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Though the nameplates, badges, and regalia had all been removed, the sense remained: These uniforms had been to war. Claire Gibson, Marie Claire, "Why My Relationship With Camo Print Is Messy," 29 Apr. 2019 Indeed, cars built and bought in the U.S. hail from automakers headquartered the world over, with nameplates as diverse as a Toyota Corolla sedan and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV. Kelsey Mays,, "Made in America: Jeep, Ford, Honda models rank as the biggest domestic drivers of the auto industry," 29 June 2017 Last year, Sears had to sell off its iconic Craftsman brand of tools, makers of many of Popular Mechanics' favorite power tools over the years, to rival Stanley Black & Decker, which has revived the Craftsman nameplate. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "After 126 Years, This Looks Like the End for Sears [Update: Maybe Not!]," 8 Jan. 2019 But nameplate accessories certainly aren’t ancient relics. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "The cultural appropriation debate has changed. But is it for the better?," 18 Dec. 2018 Driven by these goals—and fueled by various government tax subsidies—total wind and solar power nameplate capacity grew sixfold between 2007 and 2016, the latest year for which Energy Department data is available. Paul H. Tice, WSJ, "Trump’s Half-Measures Won’t Save the Coal Industry," 16 Sep. 2018 Smiddy tells a story about the nameplate from his locker once being taken and pinned to the wall in the training room. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Chasing Omaha: 3 days inside Louisville baseball's latest bid for the College World Series," 2 May 2018 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

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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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