from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An armoured plate that forms part of a mortice lock
- n. A tectonic plate that forms or moves under another
- v. To act as an underplate
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flat, round plate of glazed porcelain, used in chemical laboratories to place under acid bottles or other vessels from which corrosive liquids might drip upon a table.
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