repoussage

noun re·pous·sage \rə̇¦pü¦säzh\

Definition of repoussage

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the art or process of hammering out or pressing thin metal from the reverse side

  2. 2 :  the hammering out of an etching and photoengraving plate from behind to level up any part that has been worked into a depression

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Origin and Etymology of repoussage

French, from repousser + -age


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