license platelicense plate
a numbered or lettered metal tag displayed on a motor vehicle, indicating that the vehicle has been registered with the state or country and may be driven on public streets and highways
A rectangular, usually metal plate that bears a sequence of numbers, letters, or both and is issued by a government to identify an officially registered vehicle.
(plural license plates)
- An identifying tag, usually of metal, bearing a unique sequence of letters, numbers, or both, and placed at the back and, sometimes, also at the front of a motor vehicle.