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soleplate

[′sōl‚plāt]
(building construction)
The plate on which stud bases butt in a stud partition.
(civil engineering)
(engineering)
The supporting base of a machine.
A plate on which a bearing can be attached and, if necessary, adjusted slightly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

soleplate

soleplate, 2
1. Same as solepiece.
2. A horizontal timber which serves as a base for the studs in a stud partition.
3. A plate riveted to the bottom flange of a plate girder to bear on the masonry plate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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