brass-rubbing

[bras-ruhb-ing, brahs-]

noun

an antiquarian's technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like.
a copy made by brass-rubbing.Compare rubbing(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. brass neck,
  2. brass ring,
  3. brass rubbing,
  4. brass tacks,
  5. brass-collar,
  6. brassage,
  7. brassard,
  8. brassaï,
  9. brassbound,
  10. brassed off

Origin of brass-rubbing

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for brass rubbing

brass rubbing

noun

the taking of an impression of an engraved brass tablet or plaque by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing the paper with graphite, heelball, or chalk
an impression made in this way
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