plural -s
: the process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with a thin layer of iron by electrolysis, the iron becoming hard like steel : steeling

Word History


French aciérage, from acier + -age

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acierage was in 1852

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“Acierage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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