- a method of incising letters, designs, etc., on steel.
- the imprint, as on paper, from a plate of engraved steel.
Origin of steel engraving
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for steel engraving
Gill took from his pocket a neatly folded, daintily perfumed letter, the chirography of which was like steel-engraving.
- a method or art of engraving (letters, etc) on a steel plate
- a print made from such a plate
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