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A metal or wooden plate bolted to the sides of two abutting rails or beams, used especially in the laying of railroad track.
[Probably from French fiche, peg (from Old French; see microfiche) + plate.]
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(Mechanical Engineering) a flat piece of metal joining one rail, stanchion, or beam to another
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a metal or wooden plate or slab bolted to each of two members that have been butted or lapped together.
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fishplate- A type of metal plate used to strengthen a joint (from fish, meaning "mend").
See also related terms for joint.
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fishplate[ˈfɪʃpleɪt] N (Rail) → eclisa f
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