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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By the time Stewart reached the Orioles’ clubhouse, his teammates had switched the nameplate above his locker in the clubhouse with that of Jim Palmer, the Orioles’ ace and a future Hall of Famer. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Sammy Stewart, Pitcher Whose Life Took a Downturn, Dies at 63," 6 Mar. 2018 Many people were confused when Chrysler dropped the long-standing Town & Country nameplate for its redesigned 2017 minivan, renaming it the Pacifica. Mary Chapman,, "What's in a car name? Would you buy 'Arteon' or 'Intelligent Whale'?," 12 Feb. 2018 Competitors’ all-electric models going on sale this year an auto from BMW AG’s Mini city-car division and a sport utility vehicle from Volkswagen AG’s luxury Audi nameplate., "Hybrids Propel Surge in Europe Alternative-Fuel Auto Sales," 1 Feb. 2018 Toyota’s Hilux is probably the other nameplate from Toyota that could compete with the legendary Land Cruiser on reputation (even Top Gear couldn’t kill one, after all). Devin Holody, Ars Technica, "A beginner’s guide to the world of weird and wonderful Japanese import cars," 26 Apr. 2018 More: Ford Ranger revives storied nameplate with new tech, features, looks Jeep will bring a midsize pickup to market next year. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "General Motors topping Ford in pickup market share," 12 July 2018 Since acquiring the Fred Segal nameplate, stores have sprouted both near (inside LAX in 2013) and far (in Tokyo in 2015), with a 13,000-square-foot West Coast flagship joining the lineup last September. Adam Tschorn,, "Retail brand Fred Segal set to return to Malibu's Cross Creek Road in early 2019," 21 June 2018 Even Jeff Bagwell at one time had an enviable mullet, nearly down to the bottom of the nameplate on the back of his jersey. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The best mullets and moustaches in Houston Astros baseball history," 8 Mar. 2018 European brands account for about a quarter of the 9,600 international-nameplate auto dealers in the U.S., the AIADA said in a statement Monday. Jamie Butters,, "Car-Dealer Group Warns ‘No One Wins’ a Trade War After Trump’s Tweet," 5 Mar. 2018

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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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