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 .