pole plate

noun

Definition of pole plate 

1 : 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)

2 [ 4pole + plate ] : a condensed platelike body developed at each pole of the spindle in various forms of mitosis especially in protozoans

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