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L-plate

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(Automotive Engineering) Brit a white rectangle with an "L" sign fixed to the back and front of a motor vehicle; a red "L" sign is used to show that a driver using it is a learner who has not passed the driving test; a green "L" sign may be displayed by new drivers for up to a year after passing the driving test
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Noun1.L-plate - a square plate bearing the letter L that is attached to both ends of a car to indicate that the driver is a learner
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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L-plate

[ˈelpleɪt] N(placa f de) la L > DRIVING LICENCE/DRIVER'S LICENSE

L-plate

(ˈel ˌpleit) noun
a sign with the letter L (short for learner) on it that is attached to a car driven by a learner-driver.
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I've never understood the logic in not allowing people to experience a road system they'll be using from virtually the day the L-plates go in the bin.
The 65-year-old ripped up her L-plates this month, much to the delight of her driving instructor Mian Azhar, who has been teaching her for six years.
Unity Detective Inspector Bev Hyland said: "We are also keen for anybody who saw a man travelling on a motorbike with L-plates on and wearing helmet which had red markings on it, at around this time to get in contact.
The snap shows her wearing a L-plates and carrying a naked inflatable man with her husband-tobe's head stuck on top.
ROY HODGSON reckons England's young stars can bin their L-plates after passing their first big test on the way to becoming the Golden Generation mark 2, writes STEVE BATES.
KYLE BENEDICTUS admits his attempts to lose the L-plates are driving him round the bend.
THE cost of finally ditching the L-plates is now an eye-watering PS6,768, according to new research into the habits of Britain's young motorists.
Each episode follows the progress of two different learners hoping to finally lose the L-plates.
London, March 18 ( ANI ): Adele is looking forward to ditching her L-plates so that she can ferry her son and get around whenever she wants to.
He's surrounded by 40 women - 39 of them wearing clip-on rabbit's ears and pink tutus, the 40th a worse-for-wear bride-to-be with a set of flashing L-plates on her back.
One part of my business is training - from the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), which all motorcyclists must take before they can even go out on a bike with L-plates fitted, to advanced skills.
much allergic to Anyway, now that I have run out of excuses, it's finally time to dig out that old provisional licence (made of paper and full of holes from where I stuck it on the pinboard in my teenage bedroom) and buy some L-plates.