incuse

adjective
in·​cuse | \ in-ˈkyüz How to pronounce incuse (audio) , -ˈkyüs \

Definition of incuse

: formed by stamping or punching in used chiefly of old coins or features of their design

First Known Use of incuse

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incuse

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

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“Incuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incuse. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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