from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the foundation plate of heavy machinery, as of the steam engine; the bed plate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The foundation-plate of metal on which a heavy piece of machinery, as a steam-engine, stands; the bedplate.
- n. In base-ball, one of the plates formerly often used to mark the bases; hence, by extension, one of the bases.
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