rose engine

noun

Definition of rose engine

: a machine or a lathe attachment for producing an eccentric relative movement between the rotating mandrel and a cutting point so as to form on the work (as paper currency) a variety of curved lines resembling a rosette — see engine turning

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1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Rose engine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose%20engine. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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