Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plate, frame, or platform serving as a base or support for a machine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The foundation framing or piece, by which the other parts are supported and held in place; the bed.

Etymologies

bed +‎ plate (Wiktionary)

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