from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A metal strip or guard covering the joint of the top of a landau.
- n. A reinforcing piece on the cantle of a saddletree.
- n. In entomology, a horny plate on the cephalic extremity of the larvæ of certain insects.
- n. In gunnery, a plate which covers the breast of the cheeks of a gun-carriage.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The head-plate, or portion overhanging the concavity, overlaps the head-plate of the outer rod.