Meaning of dial plate in English:

dial plate

Pronunciation /ˈdʌɪəl pleɪt/


  • 1The faceplate of a dial, especially that of a clock, watch, or sundial, on which the hours are marked.

  • 2Engineering
    A graduated plate constituting a dial.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Foster (?1600–1652), mathematician. From dial + plate.