plate mark

  1. a mark made on paper by the edge of an intaglio plate during printing.

Origin of plate mark

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby plate mark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use plate mark in a sentence

  • The lines shown on the plate mark the grooves which cross the shell, and are slightly darker in shade than the ridges.

  • The smartest, at present, is that with a raised margin—or plate mark.

    Etiquette | Emily Post

British Dictionary definitions for platemark


/ (ˈpleɪtˌmɑːk) /

noun, verb

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