from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In steam-boilers, a plate from which a ring is made; a plate forming a zone or belt and thus making a part of the cylindrical shell of a steam-boiler.
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The smith's art is shown in the fine candelabrum and in the knocker or ring-plate, perforated with Gothic design, still backed with its original morocco leather.
This ring-plate is in one of the original bedrooms.