noun, plural in form but singular in construction to·reu·tics \tə-ˈrü-tiks\

Definition of toreutics

  1. :  the art or process of working in metal especially by embossing or chasing


play \-ˈrü-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of toreutics

toreutic, adjective, from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to bore through, chase, from toreus boring tool; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore — more at throw

First Known Use: 1847

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