plate

Noun

Verb

  • To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
  • To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
  • To score a run.
  • To arm or defend with metal plates.
  • To beat into thin plates.
  • To specify which airline a ticket will be issued on behalf of.
  • to categorise stamps based on their position on the original sheet, in order to reconstruct an entire sheet.
  • (particularly with early British stamps) to identify the printing plate used.

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