Definition of Heelplate

1. [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heelplate

heelbone
heelbones
heeld
heeled
heeled over
heeler
heelers
heelflip
heelies
heeling
heeling over
heelings
heelless
heelpiece
heelpieces
heelplate (current term)
heelplates
heelpost
heelposts
heelprint
heelprints
heelproof
heels
heels over
heels over head
heelside
heelspur
heeltap
heeltapped
heeltapping

Literary usage of Heelplate

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1. Bas-reliefs from the Temple of Rameses I at Abydos by Herbert Eustis Winlock (1921)
"The lowest heelplate, which is extended under the heel, is hinged on the outer side ... Five lames overlap upward above the heelplate, and on the uppermost, ..."

2. American Rifleman's Encyclopedia: Being a Collection of Words and Terms Used by Alfred Corbin Gould (1902)
"In rifles the heelplate often determines the name of the butt: shotgun butt, shaped like the butt of a shotgun; Schuetzen butt, buttplate, ..."

3. Fixed Bayonets: A Complete System of Fence for the British Magazine Rifle by Alfred Hutton (1890)
"Allow the bayonet to drop to the rear over the left shoulder, pass forward the right foot, and drive the heelplate like a battering ram into the opponent's ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"They are the heelplate which covers the butt, the break-off into which the breeching hooks for muzzle-loaders, the trigger plate, the trigger guard, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... stock sufficiently strong for service purposes, and without pad or shoe on the heelplate; minimum pull of trigger, 4 Ib; sights, of any description. ..."

6. Instructions to Young Sportsmen in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting by Peter Hawker (1844)
"A gun, thus substantial, can always be made to mount well, by being properly balanced with lead wider the heelplate, which will be far more convenient and ..."

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