chop mark


Definition of chop mark

: an indentation made on a coin to attest weight, silver content, or legality

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Other Words from chop mark

chop-marked \ ˈchäp-​ˌmärkt How to pronounce chop mark (audio) \ adjective

Examples of chop mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers noticed unusual, heavy chop marks on the ends of some leg bones known as the metapodials. New York Times, "What Was Kept in This Stone Age Meat Locker? Bone Marrow," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of chop mark

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chop mark was in 1949

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“Chop mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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