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nickeltype

noun nick·el·type \ˈnikəlˌtīp\

Definition of nickeltype

  1. :  a nickelfaced electrotype made usually by first electrodepositing nickel and then thinly coating on the back with copper prior to backing with lead —called also steelfaced electrotype

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Origin and Etymology of nickeltype

1nickel + electrotype


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nickeltype

verb nick·el·type \"\

Definition of nickeltype

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a nickeltype from (a printing surface)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to be reproducible by nickeltyping

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