scauper

scauper

[skaw-per]
noun
a graver with a flattened or hollowed blade, used in engraving.
Also, scorper.


Origin:
1815–25; variant of scalper < Latin scalprum scraper. See scalpel

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scauper (ˈskɔːpə)
 
n
a variant spelling of scorper

scorper or scauper (ˈskɔːpə)
 
n
a kind of fine chisel with a square or curved tip used in wood engraving for clearing away large areas of the block or clearing away lines
 
[C19: erroneously for scauper scalper, from Latin scalper knife]
 
scauper or scauper
 
n
 
[C19: erroneously for scauper scalper, from Latin scalper knife]

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