Definition of Turnplate. Meaning of Turnplate. Synonyms of Turnplate

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Definition of Turnplate

Turnplate
Turnplate Turn"plate`, n. A turntable.
turnplate
Turntable Turn"ta`ble, n. A large revolving platform, for turning railroad cars, locomotives, etc., in a different direction; -- called also turnplate.

Meaning of Turnplate from wikipedia

- combination. The first railway switches were in fact wagon turnplates or sliding rails. Turnplates were initially made of two or four pieces of wood, circular...
- 47-foot (14 m) combined arrival platform and cab road. A series of nineteen turnplates were sited beyond the ends of the platforms for horse and coach traffic...
- the viaduct end, on the corner of Liverpool Road and Byrom Street and turnplates gave access to coal drops at the end of the yard. Of course, at that time...
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