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

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Other Words from platemaker

platemaking \ ˈplāt-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce platemaking (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, "The Great Leap Forward," 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, "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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“Platemaker.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platemaking. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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