platen

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Etymology[edit]

French platine, from plat flat. See plate, and compare platin.

Noun[edit]

platen (plural platens)

  1. The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.
  2. The part of a typewriter or printer on which the paper rests to receive an impression.
  3. The movable table of a planer or other machine tool, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool.
  4. The flat glass surface of a scanner or photocopier on which operators place items to be scanned.

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Noun[edit]

platen

  1. Plural form of plaat

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