steel engraving


noun Printing.

a method of incising letters, designs, etc., on steel.
the imprint, as on paper, from a plate of engraved steel.

Origin of steel engraving

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for steel engraving

steel engraving


  1. a method or art of engraving (letters, etc) on a steel plate
  2. a print made from such a plate

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