number plate

noun

chiefly British

Examples of number plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 20 other aid trucks, bearing Armenian number plates, have been lined up along a nearby roadside since July. Reuters, NBC News, 24 Sep. 2023 One of the vehicles, a black BMW, bore a number plate previously associated with Prigozhin, according to news outlet Fontana. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Most of the stops involved either driving without a license or insurance and using false number plates. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 2 July 2023 The auction house specializes in cars and license plates, and buyers can bid on distinguished number plates in the United Arab Emirates. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2023 Where to put the number plate. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 8 May 2021 All feed images to a central control room that pioneered number plate and face recognition technologies. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2021 One video circulating on social media showed a white vehicle affixed with a UNIFIL number plate lying on its side, its back window smashed. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2022 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

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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

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“Number plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/number%20plate. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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