a method of incising letters, designs, etc., on steel.
the imprint, as on paper, from a plate of engraved steel.
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How to use steel engraving in a sentence
From a steel engraving framed in rosewood that hangs in my Uncle Wilkinson's parlour.The Peace Egg and Other tales | Juliana Horatia Ewing
Dr. Hoffman had given Margaret a beautifully bound copy of Mrs. Hemans's poems, and the steel engraving in the front was handsome.A Little Girl of Long Ago | Amanda Millie Douglas
It was Martha Foote's theory that a hotel housekeeper, dressed for work, ought to be as inconspicuous as a steel engraving.Cheerful--By Request | Edna Ferber
She herself was dressed in black, probably as she is represented in the well-known English steel engraving of her.The True Story of My Life | Hans Christian Andersen
The steel engraving herself sat there, as if to superintend, occasionally asking for the elucidation of a point.Ghetto Tragedies | Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for steel engraving
a method or art of engraving (letters, etc) on a steel plate
a print made from such a plate
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