1A metal plate forming the base of an electric iron, machine saw, or other machine.
- 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.
- 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.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: sole|plate
Definition of soleplate in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.