verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- etaoin shrdlu,
- etched in stone,
- etching ground,
Origin of etch
Examples from the Web for etcher
Benzine is preferable to turpentine for most of the operations of the etcher, but more especially for cleaning soiled hands.
He was also an etcher, and the British Museum possesses a fragment of a sketch-book of his.
Therefore nearly every etcher has his own ways of doing, and few agree on all points.
Levon West, the etcher, once attended Glen Ullin high school.North Dakota|Various
A plate that left the etcher's hand a mere skeleton may be made to produce a print which is a thing of life.The Building of a Book|Various
Word Origin for etch
1630s, "to engrave by eating away the surface of with acids," from Dutch etsen, from German ätzen "to etch," from Old High German azzon "cause to bite, feed," from Proto-Germanic *atjanan, causative of *etanan "eat" (see eat). Related: Etched; etching.