baseplate

baseplate
noun Date: 1876 a plate that serves as a base or support

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • baseplate — 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

  • baseplate — A strong metal plate which is the main support for something. See distributor baseplate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • baseplate — A hypothetical cell adhesion molecule possibly involved in sponge cell adhesion, existence unproven …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • baseplate — /bays playt /, n. 1. bedplate. 2. Dentistry. a. a sheet of plastic material for making trial denture plates. b. the portion of a denture in contact with the jaw. 3. Metall. a plate of metal to be clad with another metal. [1875 80; BASE1 + PLATE1] …   Universalium

  • baseplate — A temporary form representing the base of a denture; used for making maxillomandibular (jaw) relation records and for the arrangement of teeth. SYN: record base, temporary base, trial base. stabilized b. a b. lined with plastic material to… …   Medical dictionary

  • baseplate — n. sheet of metal used as a foundation (Mechanics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • baseplate — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: base (III) + plate 1. : a plate that serves as a base or support: as a. : the foundation plate of heavy machinery (as of a steam engine) : bedplate …   Useful english dictionary

  • baseplate material — any dental material used in the construction of a baseplate, including silver, gold, aluminum, platinum, alloys, and plastics …   Medical dictionary

  • baseplate wax — a dental wax containing about 75 per cent paraffin or ceresin with additions of beeswax and other waxes and resins; used chiefly to establish the initial arch form in making trial plates for the construction of complete dentures. Called also try… …   Medical dictionary

  • stabilized baseplate — a baseplate lined with a plastic or other suitable material to improve its adaptation and stability …   Medical dictionary

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