[ in-kyooz, -kyoos ]
/ ɪnˈkyuz, -ˈkyus /
hammered or stamped in, as a figure on a coin.
an incuse figure or impression.
verb (used with object), in·cused, in·cus·ing.
to stamp or hammer in, as a design or figure in a coin.
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Example sentences from the Web for incuse
The official English marks generally were incuse or stamped in relief with the cypher and crown within a borderless oval.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology|Ivor Noel Hume
They are thin discs of metal stamped in a die, so that the design appears in relief on the face and incuse on the back.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
British Dictionary definitions for incuse
/ (ɪnˈkjuːz) /
a design stamped or hammered onto a coin
to impress (a design) in a coin or to impress (a coin) with a design by hammering or stamping
stamped or hammered onto a coin
Word Origin for incuse
C19: from Latin incūsus hammered; see incus
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