Copper plate

copperplate

[kop-er-pleyt]
noun
1.
a plate of polished copper on which a writing, picture, or design is made by engraving or etching.
2.
a print or impression from such a plate.
3.
engraving or printing of this kind.
4.
a fine, elegant style of handwriting.

Origin:
1655–65; copper1 + plate1

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copperplate (ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt)
 
n
1.  a polished copper plate on which a design has been etched or engraved
2.  a print taken from such a plate
3.  a fine handwriting based upon that used on copperplate engravings

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