Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A metal or wooden plate bolted to the sides of two abutting rails or beams, used especially in the laying of railroad track.

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  • noun rail transport A metal bar that is bolted to the ends of two rails to join them together in a track.

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  • noun metal plate bolted along sides of two rails or beams

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from French fiche, peg (from Old French; see microfiche) + plate.]

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fish +‎ plate. See fish ("curved wooden bar used to strengthen a ship's mast").

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