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incuse

[in-kyooz, -kyoos]
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adjective
  1. hammered or stamped in, as a figure on a coin.
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noun
  1. an incuse figure or impression.
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verb (used with object), in·cused, in·cus·ing.
  1. to stamp or hammer in, as a design or figure in a coin.
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Origin of incuse

1810–20; < Latin incūsus past participle of incūdere to indent with a hammer, equivalent to in- in-2 + cūd- beat (akin to hew) + -tus past participle suffix
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Historical Examples

  • The official English marks generally were incuse or stamped in relief with the cypher and crown within a borderless oval.

    Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology

    Ivor Noel Hume

  • They are thin discs of metal stamped in a die, so that the design appears in relief on the face and incuse on the back.

    Jewellery

    H. Clifford Smith,


British Dictionary definitions for incuse

incuse

noun
  1. a design stamped or hammered onto a coin
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verb
  1. to impress (a design) in a coin or to impress (a coin) with a design by hammering or stamping
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adjective
  1. stamped or hammered onto a coin
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin incūsus hammered; see incus
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