Top plate

top plate

[′täp ‚plāt]
(building construction)
The top horizontal member of a building frame to which the rafters are fastened.
The horizontal member of a building frame at the top of the partition studs.

Top plate

Continuous horizontal piece of lumber across the top of an exterior wall that supports the foot of the rafters, or other framework above it.

top plate

top plate, 2
1. The top horizontal member of a frame building to which the rafters are fastened.
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Offered in a choice of top plate diameters from 12 to 48 inches, the units may also be set at multiple points within the line to stage bottles for slower machines or to transfer bottles from one stage in the process to another without stopping or disrupting the automated process.
The jig was repositioned in the vise upright and the first top plate was installed.
com)-- The Harrison Top Plate is joining Federal Brace's line of award-winning hidden countertop supports.
Last year, their top plate, ID, was bought at auction for PS350,000
Its flexible top plate keeps bristles aligned while detangling hair, preventing snags and pulls that break and damage hair.
The top plate is reserved for the pastry chef's daily creations, such as creamA[degrees]filled meringues, lemon drizzle cake and chocoA[degrees] late fairy cakes.
Then nail a long 2x4 diagonally from the top plate to the bottom to hold it in place.
Lead researchers Marco Malagodi and his team used a range of different diagnostic techniques to identify the characteristics and composition of the materials in an original violin top plate, made by Antonio Stradivari.
Led by Marco Malagodi, from the UniversitA degli Studi di Pavia in Italy, the study used different techniques to examine the wood, types of varnishes used and decorations of the top plate of a 17th century Stradivarius.
The design incorporates a completely flat top plate that eliminates any obstacle to objective rotation, while ultra-low profile sample holders facilitate the use of high NA objectives.
The HybridKP 45 series caster combines a drop-forged raceway with a cold-forged top plate and kingpin.
In addition to the new valve sleeves, some of the features of the patented WS Series valve include: a unibody design and rugged heavy-duty construction, ensuring long valve life and greater reliability; complete bubble-tight bi-directional shut-off with no downstream leakage; wear parts that are easily field replaceable; full port design to reduce pressure drop and downstream turbulence; no seat cavity for solids to accumulate and prevent full gate closure; and a universal top plate which can be field adapted to accept any offered actuator.