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Plater \Plat"er\, n. One who plates or coats articles with gold or silver; as, a silver plater.

2. A machine for calendering paper.


Plater \Plat"er\, n. (Horse Racing) A horse that runs chiefly in plate, esp. selling-plate, races; hence, an inferior race horse.


n. 1 Someone who plates metal. 2 Someone who installs sheet metal and armour plating, particularly on trains, ships, tanks, and similar items. 3 A machine for calendering paper. 4 (cx biology English) A device for depositing cells on a plate. 5 (cx horse-racing English) A horse that runs chiefly in selling plates; hence, an inferior racehorse.


n. a skilled worker who coats articles with a film of metal (usually silver or gold)


Plater is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Alan Plater (1935–2010), English playwright and screenwriter
  • Bobby Plater (1914–1982), American jazz alto saxophonist
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (1950–), American architect
  • Henry Plater-Zyberk, British academic
  • Emilia Plater (1806–1831), Polish-Lithuanian noble and revolutionary
  • Felix Plater (1536–1614), Swiss physician
  • George Plater (1735–1792), American lawyer and politician
  • Kazimierz Plater (1915–2004), Polish chess master
  • Steve Plater (1968–), English motorcycle racer
  • Thomas Plater (1769–1830), American lawyer and politician
  • Władysław Plater (1808–1889), Polish–Lithuanian count
  • Plater College, established in 1922 in Headington, Oxford
  • Duany Plater Zyberk & Company, American architecture firm
  • Plater coat of arms

Usage examples of "plater".

Messrs Gilder and Plater had gone into the town to familiarize themselves with its localities, while Grimshaw was left to look out for the raft.

A finely judged foot-twitch at the instant of break and he shot towards the plater, grabbed it and gradually steadied himself.

He pushed off from the plater and landed awkwardly on the probe, bruising a leg before he managed to switch the boots on.

Into the gloves, and he pulled down on the grappler, pressed the plater in harder against the vessel and locked on the remaining arms more securely.

We must talk it over with Plater, and come to some decision this very day.

Gilder, donning his rubber coat, a garment that Plater would have scorned to wear, left the clearing through another bushy thicket on the opposite side from that by which his confederate had entered it.

Then he gave vent to the same peculiar whistle with which Plater had announced his own approach to the log-hut in the woods.

At the same time both Grimshaw and Plater appeared, each bearing a large package securely wrapped in canvas on his shoulder.

Gilder and Grimshaw quickly returned to the land, leaving the burly Plater to make a vigorous attack with an axe against the sides of one of the wheat bins.

This Plater began to shovel overboard, working with furious energy, as though combating a hated enemy.

In ten minutes both bins were empty, and so much of the wheat had gone into the ever-rising waters that the raft, which had been on the point of floating when Plater began his operations, now did so, and swung in close to the bank at the end of its new cable.

Gilder, Grimshaw, and Plater were rendered somewhat uneasy, late on the following day, by the appearance on board their raft of a young man who asked questions.

Before he reached the far edge of the timber he met Plater running and breathless.

A few words more explained the situation, and, angry as he was, Plater did not stop to waste time in idle reproaches just then.

He met Plater coming to find him, for he was wanted to aid in keeping the sharp lookout that the fog rendered necessary.