Meaning of platemaker

plate•mak•er

Pronunciation: (plāt'mā"kur), [key]
— n. Print.
  1. a machine that makes plates used for reproducing illustrations or printed matter, esp. halftone or etched illustrations.
  2. the operator of such a machine.
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