Definition of soleplate in English:



  • 1A metal plate forming the base of an electric iron, machine saw, or other machine.

    • ‘A press cloth also prevents the build-up of fabric finishes and spray starch on the iron soleplate.’
    • ‘The soleplate comes to a point, making it easy to iron button bands and gathers.’
  • 2A horizontal timber at the base of a wall frame.

    • ‘The soleplates may be fixed by shot-firing through the timber into the concrete slab or using stainless steel soleplate fixing shoes.’
    • ‘It is important that the foundations are constructed accurately to the timber frame soleplate to ensure a successful and smooth running project.’