fish plate


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fish plate

[′fish ‚plāt]
(civil engineering)
One of a pair of steel plates bolted to the sides of a rail or beam joint, to secure the joint.
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The HSE said yesterday that the fish plate broke under fatigue stresses and became detached as a result of the bolts securing it coming undone.
Tenders are invited for Manufacture And Supply Of :- (I) Fish Plate 60 Kg 1 M Long To Rdso Drg.
Raipur, May 14 ( ANI ): Suspected Naxalites are said to have removed fish plates from railway tracks on the Vishakhapattam-Kirandul route that led to the derailment of thirteen bogies and two engines of a freight train on Wednesday in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Bastar District.
Exposed joists, girders, bolted connections, fish plates and gussets emphasise the inherent tectonic dimension of the structure.