platen: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (plat'n), [key]
- a flat plate in a printing press for pressing the paper against the inked type or plate to produce an impression.
- a rotating cylinder used for the same purpose.
- the roller of a typewriter.
- (on a planing machine or the like) the bed to which the work is fastened.
- (on a testing machine) a plate for applying compression to a sample.
- platen (Thesaurus)