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Meaning of PLATEN

Pronunciation:  'platn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike
  2. [n]  the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type
  3. [n]  work table of a machine tool

PLATEN is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: plate, roller, table



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plat"en\, n. [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See {Plate},
and cf. {Platin}.] (Mach.)
(a) The part of a printing press which presses the paper
    against the type and by which the impression is made.
(b) Hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the
    paper rests to receive an impression.
(c) The movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on
    which the work is fastened, and presented to the action
    of the tool; -- also called {table}.