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wall plate

n.
1. A horizontal timber situated along the top of a wall at the level of the eaves for bearing the ends of joists or rafters.
2. A plate used to attach a bracket or similar device to a wall.
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wall plate

n
(Building) a horizontal timber member placed along the top of a wall to support the ends of joists, rafters, etc, and distribute the load
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Noun1.wall plate - plate (a timber along the top of a wall) to support the ends of joists, etc., and distribute the loadwall plate - plate (a timber along the top of a wall) to support the ends of joists, etc., and distribute the load
plate - structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
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