plate mark

noun

Definition of plate mark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : hallmark
2 : a depression of an etching or engraving made by the pressure of the edge of the plate upon the dampened paper while printing
3 : an impression from a flat uninked plate to smooth a rough area prior to printing or to produce a blind panel

plate mark

transitive verb

Definition of plate mark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to impress with a plate mark

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“Plate mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plate%20mark. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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