Faceplate meaning

fās'plāt'
A plate covering the front of an electrical device, as of a cell phone, audio receiver, or light switch.
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A disk attached to the mandrel of a lathe to hold the work to be turned.
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A protective plate covering the human face, as of a welder or diver.
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A disk fastened to the spindle of a lathe that holds in place work to be turned.
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A protective cover, as over a light switch, journal box, etc.
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A removable protective shield separating the inner workings of a machine from operator and observer.
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A rigid flat surface that has an active role in the interaction of a device with an operator or user.
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Origin of faceplate

face +‎ plate