noun Date: 1841 1. a disk fixed with its face at right angles to the live spindle of a lathe for the attachment of the work 2. a. a protective plate for a machine or device b. a protective cover for the human face (as of a diver) 3. the glass front of a cathode-ray tube on which the image is seen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • faceplate — noun 1》 an enlarged end or attachment on the end of the mandrel on a lathe, on which work can be mounted. 2》 the transparent window of a diver s or astronaut s helmet. 3》 the part of a cathode ray tube that carries the phosphor screen …   English new terms dictionary

  • faceplate — face•plate [[t]ˈfeɪsˌpleɪt[/t]] n. 1) bui mel a perforated disk mounted on a spindle of a lathe for holding work to be turned 2) cvb the part of a protective headpiece, as a diver s or astronaut s helmet, that covers the upper portion of the face …   From formal English to slang

  • faceplate — /ˈfeɪspleɪt/ (say faysplayt) noun 1. a circular plate, which may be attached to the mandrel of a lathe, provided with slots and holes for securing work of an irregular shape. 2. the cover which fits over the front of a mobile phone. 3. a covering …   Australian English dictionary

  • faceplate — noun a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component) • Topics: ↑computer, ↑computing machine, ↑computing device, ↑data processor, ↑electronic computer, ↑information processing system • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

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