verb (used with object)

to print by hand: She hand-lettered a “for sale” sign.

Origin of hand-letter

First recorded in 1905–10

hand letter


a brass letter, mounted in a handle, for printing on the cover of a handbound book.

Origin of hand letter

First recorded in 1885–90
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