backplate definition

  • noun:
    • A plate safeguarding a fighting person's back.
    • A metal plate regarding backside of some type of computer's casing, used to cover a port or slot.
    • Same as backpiece.
    • A plate of cast-iron bolted against the back or external edge of molding-boxes, for the purpose of preventing the liquid material from pushing the sand outward and escaping from mildew: in addition put on the dish applied to the rear of the wind-box regarding the Bessemer converter.
    • dish armor protecting the rear; used as an element of a cuirass

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