plate·​mak·​er ˈplāt-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce platemaker (audio)
: a machine for making printing plates and especially offset printing plates
platemaking 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of platemaker was in 1967

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“Platemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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