Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Same as backpiece.

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  • noun A plate protecting a fighting person's back.
  • noun A metal plate on the rear of a computer's casing, used to cover a port or slot.

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

  • noun plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass

Etymologies

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back +‎ plate

Examples

  • This would be better with some sort of backplate or translucent filling for the laser to shine on or through.

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  • LG Rumor 2 packs a slide-out QWERTY keypad, QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera, a removable backplate and choice of Black Titanium and Blue shells.

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  • The result was a perfectly cylindrical crack through the frontplate, through the honeycomb, and nearly through the backplate.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Somehow during the polishing the mirror was supported in such a way that the pressure on its backplate was slightly uneven, and the mirror was polished so it was a highly accurate shape of a potato chip.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • The mirror was a sandwich of a faceplate and a backplate with a glass honeycomb between them to make the mirror lighter.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Somehow during the polishing the mirror was supported in such a way that the pressure on its backplate was slightly uneven, and the mirror was polished so it was a highly accurate shape of a potato chip.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • The mirror was a sandwich of a faceplate and a backplate with a glass honeycomb between them to make the mirror lighter.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • The result was a perfectly cylindrical crack through the frontplate, through the honeycomb, and nearly through the backplate.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Bold certainly looks nice (black exterior, satin chrome finish, customizable leather-like backplate).

    Meet the BlackBerry Bold

  • The mirror was a sandwich of a faceplate and a backplate with a glass honeycomb between them to make the mirror lighter.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

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