Plural:   bottomplates

A layer, plate or board forming or reinforcing a bottom of a container, vessel, lake, etc·.


Coating-based pans observably wear out with usage.  Sooner or later, a lousy aluminium pan eventuates with a typical wavy bottomplate (there is rarely dependable stainless steel or cast iron underneath the overpriced lamination)(Source: J∙ Okram - Bartonian Potato Pancakes  ●  Cooking Recipe.) 

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