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Definition of "faceplate" []

  • A disk attached to the mandrel of a lathe to hold the work to be turned. (noun)
  • The glass front of a cathode-ray tube upon which the image is displayed. (noun)
  • A protective plate covering the human face, as of a welder or diver. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "faceplate" in a sentence
  • "Not every watch that says ‘ROLEX’ on the faceplate is in fact a ROLEX."
  • "All I can see through the faceplate is infinite space salted with Christmas-light stars."
  • "The only drawbacks to purchasing a faceplate is the fact that it only covers the front of your console and the lack of variety."