Definition of soleplate in English:

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soleplate

Pronunciation: /ˈsōlˌplāt/

noun

1A metal plate forming the base of an electric iron, machine saw, or other machine.
Example sentences
  • A press cloth also prevents the build-up of fabric finishes and spray starch on the iron soleplate.
  • The soleplate comes to a point, making it easy to iron button bands and gathers.
2A horizontal timber at the base of a wall frame.
Example sentences
  • It is important that the foundations are constructed accurately to the timber frame soleplate to ensure a successful and smooth running project.
  • The soleplates may be fixed by shot-firing through the timber into the concrete slab or using stainless steel soleplate fixing shoes.

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Syllabification: sole·plate

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