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Related to platen: platen press
the worktable of a machine tool, esp one that is slotted to enable T-bolts to be used
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A flat plate against which something rests or is pressed.
The rubber-covered roller of a typewriter against which paper is pressed when struck by the typebars.
A flat surface for exchanging heat in a boiler or heat exchanger which may have extended heat transfer surfaces.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
platenA long, thin cylinder in a typewriter or printer that guides the paper through it and serves as a backstop for the printing mechanism to bang into. It is typically made of a hard rubber or rubber-like material. See carriage and typewriter.
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