Ground plate

(Arch.) One of the chief pieces of framing of a building; a timber laid horizontally on or near the ground to support the uprights; a ground sill or groundsel.
(Railroads) A bed plate for sleepers or ties; a mudsill.
(Teleg.) A metallic plate buried in the earth to conduct the electric current thereto. Connection to the pipes of a gas or water main is usual in cities.

See also: ground ground ground

Ground line
Ground liverwort
ground loop
Ground mail
Ground mass
ground noise
Ground of the heavens
ground out
Ground parrakeet
Ground pearl
Ground pig
Ground pigeon
ground pine
ground pink
ground plan
Ground plane
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Ground plot
Ground plum
Ground rat
ground rattler
Ground rattlesnake
ground rent
Ground robin
ground roller
Ground room
ground rose
ground rule
Ground sea
Ground sill
ground sloth
ground snake
ground squirrel
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