Definition of heel plate in English:

heel plate

noun

  • 1The plate on the butt end of a gunstock.

  • 2A metal plate attached to the heel of a boot or shoe in order to prevent wear or provide traction.

  • 3On an ice skate: a plate attaching the blade to the heel of the boot.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From heel + plate.

Pronunciation

heel plate

/ˈhiːl pleɪt/