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footplate

Chiefly Brit
a. a platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the crew stand to operate the controls
b. (as modifier): a footplate man

footplate

1. In wood-frame construction, a timber used to distribute concentrated loads, as a
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The range of stapes heights was wide (3.20 to 3.80 mm; mean: 3.43), as were the ranges of footplate lengths (2.52 to 2.97 mm; mean: 2.71) and widths (1.12 to 1.46 mm; mean: 1.23).
To enjoy the Scotsman Footplate & Tender-Walk Experience is PS10 per person (adults and children alike) and must also be booked in advance.
Steam was on its way out on BR's Western Region, and Pete was on the footplate for only 14 months before going to work at GEC's Coventry plant, where he became a TGWU works convenor.
According to his method, dislocation of the incus, luxation, and fracture of the footplate are avoided by performing the footplate hole and fixing the prosthesis to the incus before removing the stapes superstructure [21-23].
Birthday girl Winifred Crooks prepares to ride the footplate of the MetroCentre train |and so fulfill a long-held ambition
In this article, we describe our study to evaluate the relationship between hearing thresholds and stapes footplate thickness in otosclerotic patients.
Steven, 48, from New Zealand, was standing on his lorry's footplate on Saturday when he slipped and fell, breaking the compressed-air hose off an air reservoir that powered the brakes.
Waterman unveiled a milestone at Porthmadog Harbour station before getting onto the footplate of a loco and heading up the line to Beddgelert, stopping at Pont Croesor for a ceremony.
While he mans the footplate, Hayley, above, is hidden away in the last carriage.
Train driver Tommy Jackson climbed aboard the footplate for the last time today drawing a remarkable record of 50 years on the railways to a close.
The Tot Stander comes with chest band, knee supports, footplate and sandals.