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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Metal platter bolted along sides of two rails or beams.

Usage examples (4)
  • A fishplate is a metal or wooden plate bolted to the sides of two abutting rails.
  • Most of the rail was old chair iron, short, and consequently more time was used in making the change than would have been required had our work been on fishplate rail.
  • The fishplate instead of the frog, and the steel rail in place of the good old snakehead!
  • From one of the holes for the fishplate bolts there dangled a rotten cord, and on the sand beneath this improvised yet apparently effective gallows lay a human skull and... for more
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