repoussage

noun
re·​pous·​sage | \ rə̇¦pü¦säzh \
plural -s

Definition of repoussage

1 : the art or process of hammering out or pressing thin metal from the reverse side
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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History and Etymology for repoussage

French, from repousser + -age

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“Repoussage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repoussage. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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