number plate
noun Date: 1920 chiefly British license plate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • number plate — number plates also numberplate N COUNT A number plate is a sign on the front and back of a vehicle that shows its registration number. [BRIT] He drove a Rolls Royce with a personalised number plate. (in AM, use license plate) …   English dictionary

  • number plate — number .plate n BrE one of the signs with numbers and letters on it at the front and back of a car →↑registration number American Equivalent: license plate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • number plate — number ,plate noun count BRITISH a LICENSE PLATE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • number plate — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a sign on the front and rear of a vehicle displaying its registration number …   English terms dictionary

  • number plate — noun : a plate or tab bearing an identifying number; specifically : license plate * * * noun, pl ⋯ plates [count] chiefly Brit : ↑license plate * * * ˈnumber plate [number plate number plates] …   Useful english dictionary

  • number plate — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms number plate : singular number plate plural number plates British an official sign on the front and back of a motor vehicle, with numbers and letters on it that show who it belongs to. The American word is… …   English dictionary

  • Number plate — A number plate may be: a vehicle registration plate a plate attached to a locomotive indicating their number, particularly in the UK and Australia, which are often collected as memorabilia. a plate attached to the front or sides of racing vehicle …   Wikipedia

  • number plate — (BrE) (also license plate AmE)) a metal or plastic plate on the front and back of a vehicle with a series of numbers and letters, the registration number, which identifies that vehicle.   In Britain, vehicles have a white plate at the front and a …   Universalium

  • number plate — license plate, car number, combination of numerals stamped into a metal plate which identifies the vehicle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • number plate — noun Either of a pair of rectangular metal plates, containing a mixture of letters and numbers fixed to the front and rear of a motor car showing that its identity has been registered with the DVLA Syn: license plate …   Wiktionary

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