Definición de platen en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈplat(ə)n/


1The plate in a small letterpress printing press which presses the paper against the type.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The pressman pulled on the bar, causing the platen to press the tympan on the inked type and taking the impression.
  • All these prototypes were shaped into panels of various commercial thicknesses with a steam-heated platen press.
  • The first power-driven platen press was developed about 1822.
2The cylindrical roller in a typewriter against which the paper is held.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I'd set it up on the desk in my bedroom and feed a couple of sheets of paper down behind the platen roller.
  • Strangely I feel this too with the early poems, a sense of deliberation, you can almost hear the typewriter keys hit the paper on the platen.
  • Crack open any inkjet, and you'll find the same parts - paper feed, platens, optical tracking tape, and so on.


Late 16th century: from French platine 'flat piece' from plat 'flat'.

Palabras que riman con platen

baton, batten, fatten, flatten, harmattan, Manhattan, Mountbatten, paten, patten, pattern, Saturn, slattern

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