platen

Definitions of platen
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n the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike

Type of:
roller
a cylinder that revolves

n the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type

Type of:
plate
a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

n work table of a machine tool

Type of:
table
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

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