Definition of Footplate

1. Noun. The platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the engineer stands to operate the controls.




Definition of Footplate

1. n. See Footboard (a).

Definition of Footplate

1. Noun. The metal plate which forms the base platform of a steam locomotive, particularly in the UK, which supports the boiler and the engineer's cab. ¹

2. Noun. The engineer's cab in any kind of train. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Footplate

1. Synonym: base of stapes. Synonym: pedicel. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Footplate

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1. Our Railways: Their Origin, Development, Incident and Romance by John Pendleton (1896)
"Aristocratic Engine-drivers—Absence of Mind on the footplate—Perils and Escapes—An Express in Collision—How an Engine-driver is Trained —Curious Rides on ..."

2. The Order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll, Pamela Gaskill (1978)
"In many forms, the parasphenoid covers much of the otic capsule ventrally, even extending under the footplate of the stapes. ..."

3. The Order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll, Pamela Gaskill (1978)
"In many forms, the parasphenoid covers much of the otic capsule ventrally, even extending under the footplate of the stapes. ..."

4. Transactions of the Manchester Geological Society by Manchester Geological Society (1860)
"Attached in some convenient manner to the stem of the footplate, we place a slot, which permits an horizontal bar to slide through with every application of ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"The next step is to the footplate of a slow passenger engine ... Every beat of the piston sends a quiver through the footplate. ..."

6. An Introduction to Biophysics by David Burns (1921)
"This bone, a flattened stirrup arch, weighing only about 3 ings., is set almost at right angles to the long process of the incus. Its oval footplate is ..."

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