plate·​mak·​er | \ ˈplāt-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce platemaker (audio) \

Definition of platemaker

: a machine for making printing plates and especially offset printing plates

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platemaking \ ˈplāt-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce platemaking (audio) \ noun

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In my business, newspaper publishing, work that had been done by dozens of skilled and specialized workers (compositors, paste-up artists, camera operators, platemakers) could suddenly be done by one person sitting at a computer. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Great Leap Forward," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of platemaker

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of platemaker was in 1967

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