number plate

noun

chiefly British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Reportedly, the number plate on the car Sharif was traveling in, was similar to that of a car that was involved in a kidnapping. Faustine Ngila, Quartz, 24 Oct. 2022 DaRosa is charged with driving an unregistered vehicle, driving with an expired inspection sticker, and a number plate violation. Camilo Fonseca, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2022 Riders can, however, buy some of the parts, such as the radiator guard and number plate mounts, to live out the fantasy in appearance if nothing else. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 July 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of number plate was in 1869

Dictionary Entries Near number plate

Cite this Entry

“Number plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/number%20plate. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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