platemaker

noun
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

Other Words from platemaker

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

Examples of platemaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 19 Jan. 2018 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, 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of platemaker

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Platemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platemaker. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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