copperplate

noun
cop·​per·​plate | \ ˈkä-pər-ˌplāt \

Definition of copperplate

1 : an engraved or etched copper printing plate also : a print made from such a plate
2 : a neat script handwriting based on engraved models

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Small wooden doors with the owners’ names painted in copperplate. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why We Keep Going Back to Amsterdam," 24 Dec. 2018 In Rothenburg, Germany, appreciate the printmakers selling etchings made with the same copperplate techniques that artist Albrecht Duerer used 500 years ago. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "6 tips for shopping in Europe from Rick Steves," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of copperplate

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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