from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The longitudinal stick surmounting the posts of a car-body.
  • n. In saddlery, a broad leather trace-strap, which reaches back a little beyond the point at. which it is connected to the breeching.
  • n. One of the perpendicular plates which line the sides of the ambulacra in the Crinoidea.


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  • Slightly domed and perhaps the size of a large side-plate, the creature is so pale a cream as to be transparent, the sand on which it is resting clearly visible beneath.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • He took a side-plate from the cupboard and centred the sandwich upon it with a surgeon's precision.


  • The plates are bizarre and easily the size of a side-plate from a dinner set.

    Photo Journeys: Brent Stirton

  • One connected case of the Higgins boats in this were up-armored interceptor vests and side-plate armor.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2006

  • If the logs are squared, cut a small bird's-mouth notch in the rafter where it extends over the side-plate logs of the pen and bevel the top end of your gable rafters to fit against the ridge-pole as in the diagrams.

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • Fig. 172 shows how to nail them to the top beam or side-plate.

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • Nail your rafters to your ridge-pole and fasten them to the side-plate with wooden pegs or spikes.

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • Examine the corner posts and you will see that the outside two-by-four rests upon the top side of the end beam and the side-plate rests directly upon said two-by-four.

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • The windows are placed where the builder desires, as is also the doorway, but when the side-plate logs, that is

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • Next make your side-plate exactly fifteen feet long.

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties


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