Re*pous`s['e]"\ (re -p??`s?"), a. [F., p. p. of repousser to thrust back; pref re- + pousser to push. See Push.] (a) Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal. (b) Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the reverse side; -- said of thin metal, or of a vessel made of thin metal. -- n. Repouss['e] work.

Repouss['e] work, ornamentation of metal in relief by pressing or hammering on the reverse side.
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