from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In textile manufacturing, an iron plate, perforated with holes, for guiding several ends of sliver through the drawing-frame.
- n. A plate which holds the axle-box of a locomotive in position longitudinally, while permitting it to slide up and down.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
 A line of bees-wax made with a guide-plate, or other means, is found to be of but little use.