\ āˈshäp, -shȯp \
plural -s

Definition of echoppe

: an engraver's needle beveled to an oval facet at the end and used to reopen previously incised lines

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History and Etymology for echoppe

French échoppe, by folk etymology (influence of French échoppe booth, from Old French escope, from Middle Dutch schoppe) from obsolete French eschople, alteration of Middle French eschalpre scraping or graving tool, from Latin scalprum chisel, knife

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“Echoppe.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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