L-plate


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L-plate

n
(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
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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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They reveal a legion of L-plate motorists determined to do whatever it takes to pass.
We found a legion of L-plate motorists determined to do whatever it takes to pass.