toreutics


to·reu·tics

noun plural but singular in construction \tə-ˈrü-tiks\

Definition of TOREUTICS

:  the art or process of working in metal especially by embossing or chasing
to·reu·tic \-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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