verb (used with object)
to ornament the edge of with curved indentations.
Minting. to make dots or curves on the cylindrical edge of (a coin, medal, etc.) so as to form a pattern.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English engrelen Related forms
< Anglo-French, Middle French engresler,
equivalent to en- en-1
to make slender ≪ Latin gracilis gracile
; compare French grêle
kind of file, derivative of grêler