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  • n  a protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)

  • Just write on the faceplate, switch on the tag and project your name in lights.
  • Instead, the purpose was to weld a humanoid faceplate onto the gleaming titanium circuitry of Al Gore.
  • And if you don't like chill, it has a snap-off faceplate, so you can customize it.
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  • Can Silicon Valley Stand Up to Washington?
    Watching Silicon Valley respond to the National Security Agency surveillance uproar has been a bit like watching Iron Man gear up for battle—countless screws whirring themselves into position; armored scales sliding closed; weapons charging; the menacing faceplate slamming solidly shut.
    June 20, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News

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