Definition of hand plate in English:

hand plate

Pronunciation /ˈhan(d) ˌpleɪt/


  • 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.


Early 19th century. From hand + plate.