Striking plate
Striking Strik"ing, a. & n. from {Strike}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Striking distance}, the distance through which an object can be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is effective when directed to a particular object.

{Striking plate}. (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed. (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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