noun. a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component).
- protective cover
- face (English)
- plate (English)
- plate (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Example sentences of the word faceplate
1. Noun, singular or mass
Replace the faceplate and turn on the power to the room.
The easy solution is to go out and buy a new iron, but with a few simple household items you will be able to clean off the black scorch marks and make the faceplate look like new.