mattoir

noun

mat·​toir
(ˈ)ma‧¦twȧr
plural -s
: a coarse punch used by engravers for making a rough surface on etching ground or on the naked copper to produce an effect after printing that is very similar to stippled lines

Word History

Etymology

French matoir, from mater to cause to have a surface without luster, mat

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“Mattoir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mattoir. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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