plural -s
: the art or process of hammering out or pressing thin metal from the reverse side
: the hammering out of an etching and photoengraving plate from behind to level up any part that has been worked into a depression

Word History


French, from repousser + -age

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“Repoussage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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