Definitions for "Wall Plate"
Keywords:  joists, timber, eaves, masonry, rafters
A horizontal timber which runs along the top of a wall to support the ends of joists and spread their load.
A steel plate laid on a masonry or a concrete wall to carry the end of a beam and to distribute its load.
A horizontal timber in or at the top of a wall supporting floor joists, ceiling joists or rafters.