Definition of soleplate in English:


Syllabification: sole·plate
Pronunciation: /ˈsōlˌplāt


  • 1A metal plate forming the base of an electric iron, machine saw, or other machine.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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