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Plat, Platt, n.1 Also: plate. [OE. plætt (once, Ælfric), and cf. MLG. plat smack, MHG. platz, blatz, Germ. platz, plotz resounding blow, bang, crash, and Plat v.1] A blow, a buffet. — Geis and caponis rostit hait … salbe laschit on thair lippis … With skulȝeoun clowttis and dressing knyvis Platt for plat on thair gyngyvis; Rowll Cursing 118 (B).
Syne with hys kne hym possit with sic a plat That on the erd he spaldit hym all flat; Doug. xii. v. 203.
Id. xiii. ii. 15 (R, 1553).
And to begin, fals cairle, tak thair ane plate [: that]; Lynd. Sat. Proclam. 89.
Sapience, thow servis to beir a plat [: that]; Ib. 855.
Platt; Ib. 1352 (B).

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