plater

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Etymology[edit]

plate +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

plater ‎(plural platers)

  1. Someone who plates metal.
  2. Someone who installs sheet metal and armour plating, particularly on trains, ships, tanks, and similar items.
  3. A machine for calendering paper.
  4. (biology) A device for depositing cells on a plate.
  5. (horse-racing) A horse that runs chiefly in selling plates; hence, an inferior racehorse.

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Noun[edit]

plater m ‎(oblique plural platers, nominative singular platers, nominative plural plater)

  1. platter (serving plate)

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