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- n. A plate protecting a fighting person's back.
- n. A metal plate on the rear of a computer's casing, used to cover a port or slot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as backpiece.
- n. A plate of cast-iron bolted against the back or outer edge of molding-boxes, for the purpose of preventing the liquid metal from forcing the sand outward and escaping from the mold: also applied to the plate used on the back of the wind-box of the Bessemer converter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass
back + plate (Wiktionary)