Definition of Platen

1. Noun. Work table of a machine tool.

Generic synonyms: Table



2. Noun. The flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type.
Generic synonyms: Plate

3. Noun. The roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike.
Generic synonyms: Roller

Definition of Platen

1. n. The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.

Definition of Platen

1. Noun. The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made. ¹

2. Noun. The flat glass surface of a scanner or photocopier on which operators place items to be scanned. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Platen

1. the roller of a typewriter [n -S]

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Literary usage of Platen

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1902)
"Count August von platen-Hallermund was born of a wealthy and noble family at Ansbach, ... He AUGUST VON platen spent most of his time on furlough, ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"In 1824 platen visited Venice; and the noble <Sonnets from Venice' show how his ... The cordial recognition which platen received from Goethe, Uhland, ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"To supply this demand many small and inexpensive platen printing presses were ... In 1840 SP Ruggles, of Boston, invented a platen machine that printed a ..."

4. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"Sister of Count platen, one of the most influential noblemen in Hanover.—The family of platen supply the Electoral House with mistresses. ..."

5. Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More by Charles Thomas Jacobi (1908)
"THE larger kind of platen machines, propelled by power ... To commence with, the single platen, tig. 156, was sometimes called the Scandinavian, ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"platen. The platen is commonly made of beechen plank, two inches and an half ... The platen is that part of the machine which comes down upon the form, and, ..."

7. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"When a piece is to be planed, it must be securely fastened to the platen in ... The manner of holding the work on the platen depends on the shape and size ..."

8. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1902)
"Count August von platen-Hallermund was born of a wealthy and noble family at Ansbach, ... He AUGUST VON platen spent most of his time on furlough, ..."

9. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"In 1824 platen visited Venice; and the noble <Sonnets from Venice' show how his ... The cordial recognition which platen received from Goethe, Uhland, ..."

10. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"To supply this demand many small and inexpensive platen printing presses were ... In 1840 SP Ruggles, of Boston, invented a platen machine that printed a ..."

11. Memoirs of the Court of England, from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of by John Heneage Jesse (1846)
"Sister of Count platen, one of the most influential noblemen in Hanover.—The family of platen supply the Electoral House with mistresses. ..."

12. Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More by Charles Thomas Jacobi (1908)
"THE larger kind of platen machines, propelled by power ... To commence with, the single platen, tig. 156, was sometimes called the Scandinavian, ..."

13. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"platen. The platen is commonly made of beechen plank, two inches and an half ... The platen is that part of the machine which comes down upon the form, and, ..."

14. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1903)
"When a piece is to be planed, it must be securely fastened to the platen in ... The manner of holding the work on the platen depends on the shape and size ..."

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