Definition of hand plate in English:

hand plate

noun

  • 1A piece of metal or porcelain fixed to a door to prevent marks being left on the surface of the door when it is opened or closed.

  • 2Embryology. In an early embryo: an expanded, flattened area of tissue at the end of the limb-bud of the forelimb, which develops into the hand or forefoot.

Origin

Early 19th century. From hand + plate.

Pronunciation

hand plate

/ˈhan(d) ˌpleɪt/