Definitions for faceplateˈfeɪsˌpleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a perforated disk mounted on a spindle of a lathe for holding work to be turned.

    Category: Building Trades, Metallurgy

  2. 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

  3. the glass front of a cathode-ray tube upon which the image is displayed.

    Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faceplate(noun)

    a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)


  1. faceplate(Noun)

    A removable protective shield separating the inner workings of a machine from operator and observer.

  2. faceplate(Noun)

    A rigid flat surface that has an active role in the interaction of a device with an operator or user.


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