plate rail

plate rail
noun
rail or narrow shelf fixed to a wall to display plates
Hypernyms: ↑rail

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noun
1. chiefly Britain : a primitive type of flat rail of cast iron with an upright ledge on the outer edge to keep wheels on the rail
2. : a rail or narrow shelf along the upper part of a wall to hold plates or ornaments

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a rail or narrow shelf fixed along a wall to hold plates, esp. for ornament or display.
[1815-25]

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plate rail noun
On early railways, a flat rail with an outer flange
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Main Entry:plate

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plate rail,
1. a rail or narrow shelf attached to a wall to hold plates or other ornaments.
2. = plate (def. 23b). (Cf.plate)

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