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toreutics

play
noun plural but singular in construction to·reu·tics \tə-ˈrü-tiks\

Definition of toreutics

  1. :  the art or process of working in metal especially by embossing or chasing

toreutic play \-ˈrü-tik\ adjective


Origin of toreutics

toreutic, adjective, from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to bore through, chase, from toreus boring tool; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore — more at throw


First Known Use: 1847


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