Striking plate

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The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed
A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it.

See also: Striking, Striking

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Vesta cases had a serrated striking plate on which the vesta would be rubbed.
This striking plate accompanied the view of Scotland's rivers in the Atlas of Scotland, published by John Thomson in 1832.
It took years of corrosion and dropping plumb bobs to penetrate the striking plate and hull.
This allows you to see where the striking plate should go.
It may incorporate a marking device to gauge the position of the striking plate in the doorframe.