pole plate


: a horizontal timber resting on the tie beams of a roof rather than on the wall and supporting the ends of the rafters compare plate sense 5a(1)
[pole entry 4 + plate] : a condensed platelike body developed at each pole of the spindle in various forms of mitosis especially in protozoans

Word History


pole entry 1 + plate

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“Pole plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20plate. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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