- a perforated circular metal plate that can be attached to the headstock of a lathe
in order to hold flat or irregularly shaped workpieces
- Also called: surface plate. a flat rigid plate used to check the flatness and squareness of the faces of a component
- the part of a cathode-ray tube carrying the phosphor screen
Example Sentences Including 'faceplate'
I had the presence of mind to cover my faceplate with my mittens; otherwise the glass should surely have smashed.
In the lights of the capsule's hatch, below him in the black water, he saw Stone's faceplate cracked, water filling the mask.
It was a simple helmet, with no rim and with no faceplate to constrict his vision.
The Grail Quest (3) HERETIC (2004)
Mikel was giddy with relief as the tall knight in the lead lifted his faceplate.
TREASON KEEP (2001)
Unscrew the existing outlet's faceplate and pull its receptacle out of the wall, exposing the outlet's wires.
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