tie plate

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: one of several narrow plates to space and strengthen deck beams of a ship
: a plate to distribute the pressure of a tie (as on a supporting beam)
: 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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transitive verb

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

Word History


Transitive verb

tie plate

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Dictionary Entries Near tie plate


tie plate

tie plug

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“Tie plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie%20plate. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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