wall plate

wall plate
noun Date: 14th century plate 5

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Wall plate — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall plate — n. a timber laid horizontally along a wall to support the ends of joists, girders, etc. and distribute their weight …   English World dictionary

  • Wall plate — A Wall plate, a structural element in the Light frame construction method known as platform framing, is a horizontally laid structural element at right angles to the load bearing part of the vertical load (weight) of a building. It serves as a… …   Wikipedia

  • wall plate — noun plate (a timber along the top of a wall) to support the ends of joists, etc., and distribute the load • Hypernyms: ↑plate * * * noun Etymology: Middle English walplate 1. : plate 5a(1) see roof ill …   Useful english dictionary

  • wall plate — 1. Also called raising plate. Building Trades. a horizontal member built into or laid along the top of a wall to support and distribute the pressure from joists, rafters, etc. 2. Mach. a vertical metal plate secured against a wall, as to attach a …   Universalium

  • wall plate — /ˈwɔl pleɪt/ (say wawl playt) noun 1. Building Trades a plate or timber placed horizontally in or on a wall, under the ends of girders, joists, or other timbers, in order to distribute pressure. 2. Machinery a vertical metal plate secured against …   Australian English dictionary

  • wall plate — noun a timber laid horizontally in or on a wall as a support for a girder, rafter, or joist …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wall Plate — ♦ Horizontal timber along wall top to receive ends of the common rafters, etc. In timber framing, the studs are tenoned into it. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) …   Medieval glossary

  • wall plate —   Kaola, lohelau …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • wall-plate — …   Useful english dictionary

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