Definitions

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  • n. A plastic square consisting of a large red letter L on a white background, placed on the front and rear of a vehicle to indicate that the driver is a learner.

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Examples

  • The bride immediately swapped her L-plate for a pair of glasses, revealed she was a lawyer, and pointed out the contract wasn't legally binding – before downing yet another sambuca and shrieking for the compere to take his top off.

    Isy Suttie: My Edinburgh

  • It is exciting to see the No6 spot attracting such giddy attention, albeit for me there is a sense that this slightly disrespects the No6 spot, which frankly deserves a little better than being bandied about as a clearing house for the nearlies, a side‑saddle, L-plate kind of role.

    Why English cricket needs the six appeal of an Indiana Jones | Barney Ronay

  • An L-plate is a little red L that learner drivers have to display on their cars.

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  • I was of the opinion that now that I am a P-plate, not an L-plate, I had to ferret out all the bad habits of a L-plate.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • By L-plate Rebus meant the latest addition to CID, a detective constable called Davie Hynds.

    Resurrection Men

  • Paul Taylor, who is, still manages to crank his praise for Miller into 19th gear: "[He] takes us further into the feeling," Taylor says, "[with] a flailing, straining L-plate biped's ballet of spasmodic convulsions and electrocuted sensitivity."

    The Guardian World News

  • The bride immediately swapped her L-plate for a pair of glasses, revealed she was a lawyer, and pointed out the contract wasn't legally binding - before downing yet another sambuca and shrieking for the compere to take his top off.

    The Guardian World News

  • L-plate motorcyclist clocked at 179km/h A LEARNER motorcyclist who was clocked riding at 179km/h in Mount Waverley faces multiple serious traffic offences.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • An L-plate driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Wimmera Mail Times - Front Page

  • Could you suggest a matching head, quick-release and L-plate?

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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