a wood or metal piece used to fasten together two timbers, railroad rails, etc. that meet end to end
Origin of fishplateprobably ; from French fiche, means of fixing ; from ficher, to fix ; from Old French fichier ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form figicare, intensive for Classical Latin figere: see fix
A metal or wooden plate bolted to the sides of two abutting rails or beams, used especially in the laying of railroad track.
Origin of fishplateProbably from French fiche, peg (from Old French; see microfiche) + plate.