from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plate of metal or porcelain fixed on the edge of a door where the handle is, to prevent soiling by the hand.


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  • There was a handle, it informed her, missing from Badger's desk; the bookcase had a cracked pane, and the glass finger-plate on the door was hanging by a single screw.

    Mrs. Miniver


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