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)

Examples of nameplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the 718 designation was added to the nameplate in tribute to its racing cars of the 1950s and early ’60s. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Boxster 718: preserving Porsche purity," 18 Aug. 2019 Burnett grabbed Wilson by the nameplate and dragged him down from behind. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Baker Mayfield fined for comments about officials, Jarvis Landry not fined," 19 Oct. 2019 The new nameplates are in addition to all-new Kuga, Puma and Explorer Plug-In Hybrid coming by early 2020. Detroit Free Press, "Ford confirms 12,000 job cuts in Europe, reveals future as leaner operation," 27 June 2019 The agency gave Menzies until July 19 to rectify those issues, as well as a lack of a fire extinguisher on one truck and another without a nameplate, according to the inspection report. Colin Campbell,, "Maryland workplace safety officials propose fines for ‘serious’ violations at BWI Marshall Airport," 20 Aug. 2019 There is still no number beside his nameplate in the Patriots’ locker room, but a Patriots duffel bag with the No., "FOXBOROUGH — Josh Gordon is bigger, and he thinks that will make him better.," 14 Sep. 2019 Inside the Avalanche dressing room, nameplates of the team’s all-time greats — from Patrick Roy to Peter Forsberg – have been affixed to the wall above locker stalls, as a reminder of a proud championship tradition. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: If Avs want to be legit Stanley Cup contenders, here’s one detail they must sweat every night of season," 12 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, here's an odd detail: The Jets are still using the number style from their old, now-outdated jerseys on their locker nameplates. Paul Lukas,, "Uni Watch: NFL Uniform Preview 2019," 3 Sep. 2019 At the top of each locker in the home clubhouse at Fenway Park is a nameplate with a logo commemorating the 2018 World Series title. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Wait Till Last Year? A Strong Red Sox Team Toils in 2018’s Shadow," 27 July 2019

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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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25 Nov 2019

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“Nameplate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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