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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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 But the nameplates must be ordered separately from companies that license players’ names and can take several days to arrive, Mathis said. Lauren Zumbach,, "Without U.S. in World Cup, Mexico and Poland fueling sales at Chicago-area soccer stores," 20 June 2018 Thousands of auto jobs — and even the Pontiac nameplate — are gone. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Can millennials revive Oakland County's poorest city?," 12 May 2018 The only color on the page — teal lipstick on the model and in the nameplate of the magazine. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Engler directs MSU alumni magazine to focus on positives after Nassar," 20 June 2018 With the 2019 Insight, Honda is hoping that the third time’s the charm for this nameplate, which promises the future but hasn’t always been in tune with it. Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "2019 Honda Insight: The 50-MPG Civic Hybrid Returns," 27 Mar. 2018 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

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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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