copperplate

Primary Meanings of copperplate

1.
n
an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
2.
n
a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
Full Definitions of copperplate
1

n an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved

Synonyms:
copperplate engraving
Type of:
engraving
a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved

n a print made from an engraved copperplate

Type of:
print
a picture or design printed from an engraving
2

n a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings

Type of:
cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand
rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

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