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L-plate Line breaks: L-plate
Pronunciation: /ˈɛlpleɪt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of L-plate in English:


A sign bearing the letter L, attached to the front and rear of a motor vehicle to indicate that it is being driven by a learner.
Example sentences
  • That's why I think green L-plates (to indicate that the driver has only just passed their driving test) are a good idea.
  • A learner driver is also to be prosecuted for having no L-plates and being unsupervised.
  • Another issue is that of learner drivers driving for years on L-plates with seeming impunity.
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