Platform - Physical Objects and Features

Physical Objects and Features

  • Diving platform, used in diving
  • Jumping platform, naturally occurring platforms, or platforms made in an ad-hoc way for cliff jumping
  • Oil platform, a structure built for oil production
  • Platform (geology), the part of a continental craton that is covered by sedimentary rocks
  • Carbonate platform, a type of sedimentary body
  • Platform mound, an earthwork intended to support a structure or activity
  • Platform shoe, a kind of shoe with a thick sole
  • Platform (theatre), a standard piece of theatrical scenery
  • Railway platform, an area at a train station to alight from/embark on trains or trams

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