- having the front or outer surfaces covered with or characterized by steel.
Origin of steel-faced
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for steel-faced
Zinc plates can be steel-faced, but the facing cannot be renewed, as it cannot be removed.
As a rule, the plates are not steel-faced until after the proofs before lettering have been printed.
Soft-ground etchings, the biting of which is quite shallow, must be steel-faced after two to three hundred impressions.
The zinc plate on which Mr. Lansil's little etching, given in this volume, is executed, was steel-faced.