license plate

license plate
noun Date: circa 1924 a plate or tag (as of metal) attesting that a license has been secured and usually bearing a registration number

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • license plate — license plates N COUNT A license plate is a sign on the front and back of a vehicle that shows its license number. [AM] (in BRIT, use number plate) …   English dictionary

  • license plate — n AmE one of the signs with numbers on it at the front and back of a car British Equivalent: number plate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • license plate — license ,plate noun count AMERICAN the group of letters and numbers on the back and sometimes the front of a car, that shows its official number and the state where it was licensed. The British word is number plate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • license plate — ☆ license plate n. a numbered or lettered metal tag displayed on a motor vehicle, indicating that the vehicle has been registered with the state or country and may be driven on public streets and highways …   English World dictionary

  • license plate — noun a plate mounted on the front and back of car and bearing the car s registration number • Syn: ↑numberplate • Hypernyms: ↑plate * * * noun, pl ⋯ plates [count] US : a metal plate on a vehicle that shows a series of numbers and letters that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • license plate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms license plate : singular license plate plural license plates American a number plate …   English dictionary

  • license plate — noun License plate is used before these nouns: ↑number …   Collocations dictionary

  • license plate — plate inscribed with the registration number of a vehicle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • license plate — A metal or plastic plate upon which the license or registration number of an automobile or motor truck appears, the requirement being that such plate shall be attached to the automobile in such manner and at such a place that the number be… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • license plate — li′cense plate n. a plate or tag, usu. of metal, bearing evidence of official registration and permission, as for the use of a motor vehicle …   From formal English to slang

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