soleplate

soleplate
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: sole (I) + plate
1.
a. : a flattened nucleated mass of soft granular protoplasm surrounding the end of a motor nerve in a striated muscle fiber
2. : the lower plate of a stud partition on which the bases of the studs butt
3.
b. : the plate forming the back of a waterwheel bucket
c. : a plate to which a bearing can be wedged and bolted so as to be slightly adjustable
d. : the under surface of a flatiron : the surface contacting the material in pressing

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  • Soleplate — Sole plate , n. (Mach.) (a) A bedplate; as, the soleplate of a steam engine. (b) The plate forming the back of a waterwheel bucket. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soleplate — [sōl′plāt΄] n. [ SOLE1 + PLATE] the ironing surface of a flatiron …   English World dictionary

  • soleplate — Bedpiece Bed piece , Bedplate Bed plate , n. (Mach.) The foundation framing or piece, by which the other parts are supported and held in place; the bed; called also {baseplate} and {soleplate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soleplate — noun Date: 1741 1. the lower plate of a studded partition on which the bases of the studs butt 2. the undersurface of an iron …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soleplate — /sohl playt /, n. Carpentry. a plate upon which studding is erected. Also called shoe, sole, solepiece /sohl pees /. [1835 45; SOLE2 + PLATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • soleplate — noun a) The flat metal plate forming the underside of an iron (for ironing laundry) b) A solepiece (timber) …   Wiktionary

  • soleplate — sole·plate sōl .plāt n a flattened nucleated mass of soft granular protoplasm surrounding the end of a motor nerve in a striated muscle fiber …   Medical dictionary

  • soleplate — noun 1》 a metal plate forming the base of an electric iron, machine saw, or other machine. 2》 a horizontal timber at the base of a wall frame …   English new terms dictionary

  • Soleplate — ♦ Horizontal timber at the base of a framed construction. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 212) …   Medieval glossary

  • soleplate — sole•plate [[t]ˈsoʊlˌpleɪt[/t]] n. the bottom of a flatiron • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

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