in·​cuse in-ˈkyüz How to pronounce incuse (audio)
: formed by stamping or punching in
used chiefly of old coins or features of their design

Word History


borrowed from Latin incūsus, past participle of incūdere "to indent or hollow out by hammering, decorate by hammering," from in- in- entry 2 + cūdere "to beat, strike, hammer" — more at hew

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of incuse was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Incuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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