noun plat·en \ˈpla-tən\

Definition of platen

  1. 1 :  a flat plate; especially :  one that exerts or receives pressure (as in a printing press)

  2. 2 :  the roller of a typewriter or printer

Origin and Etymology of platen

Middle English plateine thin metal plate, from Anglo-French, from plate

First Known Use: 1541

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