number plate

noun

Definition of number plate

chiefly British

Examples of number plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The system works via the rear radar—set above the back number plate—which sends a signal to the ECU to alert the rider that a vehicle is in the blind spot. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2021 Pan had allegedly removed the dealer number plate from the vehicle and attached a Connecticut commercial plate, which was reported to be lost or missing. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 23 Feb. 2021 The statement added that he had also been linked to a 1993 Jaguar XJR6 with a German number plate seen in Praia da Luz and surrounding areas in 2006 and 2007. NBC News, 4 June 2020 The technology, which is made by Japanese company NEC, is a standalone system not linked to any other imaging system, such as closed-circuit television, body worn video or automatic number plate recognition, the Met said. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 24 Jan. 2020 For years, low-number plates were handed out to the politically connected until the lottery system was put into place. USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2019 He also being charged for having a non-transparent/obstructed window and for a number plate violation, State Police said. Jordan Frias, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2019 In the film, 007's car was modified by Q Branch and equipped with revolving number plates, machine guns, an oil slick dispenser, and even an ejector seat. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 20 Aug. 2018 As well as watching pedestrians the cameras can read car number plates and correlate them with the face of the person driving. The Economist, 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of number plate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Number plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/number%20plate. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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