nameplate

noun name·plate \ ˈnām-ˌplāt \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of nameplate

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

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circa 1858

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Definition of nameplate for English Language Learners

  • : 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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