engine turning


noun

ornamentation having the form of a pattern of circular arcs, engraved by a rose engine.

Nearby words

  1. engine company,
  2. engine driver,
  3. engine house,
  4. engine pod,
  5. engine room,
  6. engineer,
  7. engineer officer,
  8. engineer's chain,
  9. engineering,
  10. engineering geology

Origin of engine turning

First recorded in 1880–85

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