from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plate covering the front of an electrical device, as of a cell phone, audio receiver, or light switch.
  • noun A disk attached to the mandrel of a lathe to hold the work to be turned.
  • noun A protective plate covering the human face, as of a welder or diver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A removable protective shield separating the inner workings of a machine from operator and observer.
  • noun A rigid flat surface that has an active role in the interaction of a device with an operator or user.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)


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face +‎ plate


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