hand-letter

hand letter

noun
a brass letter, mounted in a handle, for printing on the cover of a handbound book.

Origin:
1885–90

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hand-letter

[hand-let-er]
verb (used with object)
to print by hand: She hand-lettered a “for sale” sign.

Origin:
1905–10

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