Definition of fishplate in English:

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fishplate

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪʃpleɪt/

noun

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1A flat piece of metal used to connect adjacent rails in a railway track.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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