tie plate

noun

Definition of tie plate

1 :one of several narrow plates to space and strengthen deck beams of a ship
2 :a plate to distribute the pressure of a tie (as on a supporting beam)
3 :a metal plate between a railroad rail and tie to assist in holding the rail to line and to protect the tie from mechanical wear

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tie-plate

transitive verb

Definition of tie-plate

:to furnish (as a railroad track) with tie plates

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