Copperplate
Copperplate Cop"per*plate` (k[o^]p"p[~e]r*pl[=a]t`), n. (a) A plate of polished copper on which a design or writing is engraved. (b) An impression on paper taken from such a plate. [1913 Webster]

Note: In printing from a copper- or steel plate the lines are filled with ink, the surface of the plate is wiped clean, the paper laid upon it, and the impression taken by pressing it under the roller of a plate press. [1913 Webster]

{Copperplate press}. See {Plate press}, under {Plate}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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