Definition of wall plate in English:

wall plate

Syllabification: wall plate


  • 1A piece of lumber laid horizontally in or on a wall as a support for a girder, rafter, or joist.
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    • The wall plate supporting the ground floor structure was not isolated from the damp walls and was, itself, damp.
    • Use construction adhesive rather than nails or screws to adhere your bottom wall plate to the floor.
    • The lead was dressed over the top of the fascia boards and, on the inside, it was dressed over the wall plate and the lower part of each rafter.
  • 2A metal plate fixed to a wall for attaching a bracket, wiring, or other device.
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    • She saw the wall plate near the door to the dining room.
    • A wall plate will be permanently displayed there to acknowledge the generous contributions to providing the new facilities.
    • As well as that, each subscriber will get a parchment receipt in the form of a replica of the new building, and their name will be recorded on a permanent wall plate in the new boathouse for posterity.

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