Copperplate meaning

kŏp'ər-plāt'
A copper printing plate engraved or etched to form a recessed pattern of the matter to be printed.
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A print or engraving made by using such a plate.
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A flat piece of copper etched or engraved for printing.
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A print made from this.
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A printing or engraving process using copperplate.
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In calligraphy, a graceful style of handwriting, patterned after copperplate etchings.
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A copper plate, either etched or engraved, to make a recessed pattern.
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A print made from such a plate.
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A style of handwriting based on that used on such prints; English round hand.
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To engrave on and print from a copperplate.
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Origin of copperplate

  • copper+plate, also spelled copper-plate or copper plate. For the plate used for engraving itself in the 1660s. As a term for the printed product from 1817. Of the especially clear writing used in such prints from the 1820s. Use as a verb (the past participle copperplated) is from 1822.
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