[pley-ter; for 2 also plat-er] /ˈpleɪ tər; for 2 also ˈplæt ər/
a person or thing that .
an inferior race horse.
a person or thing that plates
A racehorse, esp an inferior one; beetle, pig (1920s+ Horse racing)
noun 1. a rail or narrow shelf fixed along a wall to hold plates, especially for ornament or display. noun 1. (railways) an early flat rail with an extended flange on its outer edge to retain wheels on the track Sometimes shortened to plate
noun, Electronics. 1. . noun, Electronics. 1. (of a vacuum tube at a given level of output) the ratio of a small change in voltage of the anode to the corresponding small change in anode current.
[plat-uh-resk] /ˌplæt əˈrɛsk/ adjective, (sometimes initial capital letter) 1. noting or pertaining to a 16th-century style of Spanish architecture characterized by profuse applications of delicate low-relief Renaissance ornament to isolated parts of building exteriors.
noun, Shipbuilding. 1. a shop for cold-forming metal plates.