Backplate



Building Trades. a wood or metal plate serving as a backing for a structural member.
Armor. a piece of plate armor for protecting the back: worn as part of a cuirass.
Historical Examples

That princes monogram, the Conde points out, is to be seen on the backplate gilded in relief.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

The backplate, which is only three millimetres thick, has been perforated by the bullet.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

Stel Felso Theu took the backplate of the control cabinet off, and the terrestrians looked at the control with interest.
Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell

According to the Emperors inventory, the backplate, which does not exist, bore the image of St. Barbara.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

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