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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
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footplate

1. In wood-frame construction, a timber used to distribute concentrated loads, as a
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Although human stapes are known to have varied dimensions and the footplate is considered to be oval (fitting as it does into the oval window), few studies of high-resolution imaging of these structures have been performed.
It is worth mentioning that all of the footplates significantly differ by the design and thickness.
The slightly higher footplate put a bit of a strain on Barbel's right hip but she loved the wide handlebars.
I adapt pedals with footplates and Velcro[R] strapping if the feet need to be secured.
Solution/options: If you have an 18-inch-wide seat, you could order footplates for a 16-inch-wide chain This gives you at least two or three inches between the footplates.
Upright frames offer heavy-duty 35-square-inch, 0.325-inch thick footplates with four anchoring holes.
These specimens included stapes footplates, crura, and bone chips from the outer ear canal of the otosclerosis patients and the five controls with a malignancy of the temporal bone; bone chips from the outer ear canal of the 20 controls with exostosis; and bone chips from the mastoid and outer ear canal of the 20 controls with cholesteatoma.
The interior sills' footplates carry the names of everyone at the Leicestershire firm who was involved in building the car, from mechanics to secretaries.
For use in areas where seismic activity or other severe conditions are likely, the Pallet Rack Plus system consists of a beam and upright frame that offers greater lateral stability through larger beam end connectors and footplates. Beams include four-prong end connectors for a tighter connection with more surface area between the beam and the upright post.
Upright frames have factory MIG-welded cross-bracing and footplates that are pre-punched for anchoring.
Maneuverable locking or non-locking casters come with mobile units, and steel tip footplates for stationary units prevent movement.