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steel engraving

noun Printing.
  1. a method of incising letters, designs, etc., on steel.
  2. the imprint, as on paper, from a plate of engraved steel.
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Origin of steel engraving

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of steel engraving

  • Gill took from his pocket a neatly folded, daintily perfumed letter, the chirography of which was like steel-engraving.

    Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888


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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