from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A true-plate used to test a plane surface.
- n. A plate used as a cover or shield for any object subject to shock or abrasion.
- n. The disk attached to the revolving spindle of a lathe to which the piece to be turned is often fastened.
- n. The cover of a journal-box on a railroad-car.
- n. The outer plate, or web, which joins the rim and the hub of a car-wheel.
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He chinned the volume control and peered into the Lexan face-plate of Aerol's helmet.
Bayley stared through her face-plate, and gradually the man-wolf, the wolf-man, darkened.
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I disengaged my hood and then removed the upper section of my face-plate, my burned and scarred features visible above the breathing apparatus at my chin.
Jean-Marc yelled, opening his face-plate to reveal his identity.
She slid the face-plate onto the probe until it clicked.
"Get your face-plate out of my face, you ludicrous contraption!"
He twisted it all the way around until the face-plate faced him again, then farther yet, until it snapped with a "sproing" and came off in his hands.
He put his face-plate to her face, attempting to kiss her.
She stepped up to the robot, dropped to her knees, and planted a kiss on its face-plate.