chop mark


: an indentation made on a coin to attest weight, silver content, or legality
chop-marked adjective

Examples of chop mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pictures revealed chop marks on the log and the trunk, suggesting that people had worked them with axes and scraping tools. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chop mark was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Chop mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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