Definition of fishplate in English:


Line breaks: fish|plate
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪʃpleɪt


  • 1A flat piece of metal used to connect adjacent rails in a railway track.
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    • The junior railway minister embellished the story, saying that the fishplates holding the track together had been removed.
    • The derailment had happened when the flange of a wheel struck one half of a broken fishplate - a metal plate which holds sections of track together.
  • 1.1A flat piece of metal with ends like a fish’s tail, used to position masonry.
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    • Their two-page report pointed out that, even though a number of nuts and bolts were missing, the fishplates were intact.

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