from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The roller in a typewriter that serves as the backing for the paper against which the type bars strike.
- noun The roller in a printer against which the print head strikes.
- noun A flat plate or rolling cylinder in a printing press that positions the paper and holds it against the inked type.
- noun The glass surface of a flatbed scanner.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In printing, the flat part of a press which comes down upon the form, and by which the impression is made
- noun The feed-roll of a typewriter against which the paper rests while receiving an impression.
- noun The table of a machine-tool to which the piece to be cut is fastened.
- noun An alloy used in making buttons, composed of eight parts of copper and five parts of zinc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.
- noun Hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the paper rests to receive an impression.
- noun The movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool; -- also called
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The part of a
printing presswhich presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.
- noun The part of a
typewriteror printeron which the paperrests to receive an impression.
- noun The movable
tableof a planeror other machine tool, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool.
- noun The flat glass surface of a
scanneror photocopieron which operators place items to be scanned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike
- noun work table of a machine tool
- noun the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The platen is attached to that big PVC pipe as an axle.
The arrangement was somewhat similar to that known as the platen machine; the printing being produced by two flat plates, as in the common hand-press.
The frame of his press was made of iron, cast in one piece; the bed, the impression plate, or "platen," and the other large parts were also of cast iron, while the working parts were of iron, steel, or brass.
"platen" press, with the improvement of levers in addition to screws to give the impression, coupled with his object Nicholson's idea of an inking roller or revolving cylinder.
There is still a sense of urgency about the writing that scrolls off the platen of a typewriter.
Frowning, the wordsmith jerks the paper from the machine, its platen and feed roller clacking angrily in protest.
I can then add a long rod to raise and lower the platen.
Consumers should contact Black & Decker at 866 220-1767 or via the Black & Decker website to obtain a free replacement platen.
The CPSC advises that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement platen the disk that holds the sandpaper.
For example, with this dream, I scrawled, "Bill Shunn waste time plastic toy platen."