noun mat·toir \(ˈ)ma‧¦twȧr\

Definition of mattoir



  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of mattoir

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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