wall plate

noun

Examples of wall plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s designed to fit standard 55mm wall plates in single or multi-outlet configurations. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 21 May 2024 According to reviews, the shelf is easy to install — just unscrew the existing wall plate, pop the Wali over the outlet, and put the outlet plate back on. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 Remove wall plates from light switches and outlets and tape over the outlet and switches to prevent water and moisture from getting on them. Lay down a drop cloth or poly sheet to prevent wet wallpaper from ruining your floors. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, 21 Mar. 2023 Lastly, there’s an upgrade to the magnetic Philips Hue dimmer switch with a detachable wall plate that lets your family and guests control Hue lighting without an app. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 14 Jan. 2021 Make any light switch smart by installing this little gadget behind the wall plate. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 14 Jan. 2021 The magnetic dimmer can be attached to the wall plate or detached for use as a remote. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, 14 Jan. 2021 The wall plate is compatible with banana plugs, spades, or bare wire. Chris Hachey, BGR, 17 June 2021 Sorry, the 45-pound Vestaboard can't be activated unless it is hung on a wall with a metal frame and wall plate. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 21 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wall plate was in the 14th century

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“Wall plate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wall%20plate. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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