faceplate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fās'plāt"), [key]
- (on a lathe) a perforated plate, mounted on the live spindle, to which the work is attached.
- the part of a protective headpiece, as a diver's or astronaut's helmet, that covers the upper portion of the face, often of transparent material and sometimes movable.
- Also calledthe glass front of a cathode ray tube upon which the image is displayed.
- a protective plate, as one surrounding an electric outlet or light switch. Cf. switch plate.
- faceplate (Thesaurus)