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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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