Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
platen

plat·en

platen

 
pronunciation:
plae tn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in a printing press, the flat plate or rotating cylinder that presses the paper against the inked surface.
definition 2: in a typewriter or printer, the roller that holds the paper in position.