Meaning of PLATEMAKER in English
/playt"may'keuhr/ , n. Print.
1. a machine that makes plates used for reproducing illustrations or printed matter, esp. halftone or etched illustrations.
2. the operator of such a machine.
[ 1250-1300; ME, as surname meaning "armorer"; see PLATE 1 , MAKER ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012