number plate

noun

Definition of number plate

chiefly British

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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, "Aston Martin will build 25 new Goldfinger cars—with gadgets," 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, "China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other," 31 May 2018 The final design also reflects some more distinctive details – since four in 10 think the happy couple’s car will feature a personalized number plate. Fox News, "Brits design Aston Martin Mustang for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding," 11 May 2018 Registration is $60 for the entire eight-week season and includes a custom number plate that racers can use for each event. Lettie Stratton, idahostatesman, "Runners, bikers to get weekly race series at Bogus — with room for beginners, experts | Idaho Statesman," 10 May 2018 Introduced in 2011, this system for allocating number plates aims to tackle the city’s problems of rage-inducing congestion and asphyxiating pollution. The Economist, "Why a licence plate costs more than a car in Shanghai," 19 Apr. 2018 Johnson argued that these solutions would be along the lines of London’s road-toll system, which uses cameras to read car number plates. Robert Hutton, Bloomberg.com, "Johnson: Irish Border ‘Being Used’ to Keep U.K. in Customs Union," 28 Feb. 2018 To reduce the pollution in Tehran, which has a population of 14 million and more than 8 million cars and motorcycles, authorities announced that cars would be allowed on the roads only on alternate days, depending on number plates. Washington Post, "World Digest: Dec. 19, 2017," 19 Dec. 2017

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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