Definitions for faceplateˈfeɪsˌpleɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a perforated disk mounted on a spindle of a lathe for holding work to be turned.
Category: Building Trades, Metallurgy
the part of a protective headpiece, as a diver's or astronaut's helmet, that covers the upper portion of the face.
Category: Common Vocabulary
the glass front of a cathode-ray tube upon which the image is displayed.
Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism
Origin of faceplate:
a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
A removable protective shield separating the inner workings of a machine from operator and observer.
A rigid flat surface that has an active role in the interaction of a device with an operator or user.