copperplate
noun Date: 1663 1. an engraved or etched copper printing plate; also a print made from such a plate 2. a neat script handwriting based on engraved models

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  • Copperplate — (or copper plate, copper plate) may refer to: any form of intaglio printing using a metal plate (usually copper), or the plate itself engraving etching Copperplate script, a style of handwriting and typefaces derived from it Copperplate Gothic, a …   Wikipedia

  • copperplate — [käp′ər plāt΄] n. 1. a flat piece of copper etched or engraved for printing 2. a print made from this 3. a printing or engraving process using copperplate 4. Calligraphy a graceful style of handwriting, patterned after copperplate etchings …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copperplate — ► NOUN 1) a polished copper plate with a design engraved or etched into it. 2) an elaborate looped style of handwriting. [ORIGIN: the copybooks for this were originally printed from copperplates.] …   English terms dictionary

  • copperplate — 1. noun a) A copper plate, either etched or engraved, to make a recessed pattern. The village school was a fine school....He learned his reading and had a fair copperplate hand …   Wiktionary

  • copperplate — noun 1》 a polished copper plate with a design engraved or etched into it. 2》 a style of neat, round handwriting, usually slanted and looped. [the copybooks for this were orig. printed from copperplates.] adjective of or in copperplate writing …   English new terms dictionary

  • copperplate — /ˈkɒpəpleɪt / (say kopuhplayt) noun 1. a plate of polished copper on which a writing, picture, or design is made by engraving or etching. 2. a print or an impression from such a plate. 3. engraving or printing of this kind. 4. an ornate, rounded… …   Australian English dictionary

  • copperplate — n. & adj. n. 1 a a polished copper plate for engraving or etching. b a print made from this. 2 an ornate style of handwriting resembling that orig. used in engravings. adj. of or in copperplate writing …   Useful english dictionary

  • copperplate — /kop euhr playt /, n. 1. a plate of polished copper on which a writing, picture, or design is made by engraving or etching. 2. a print or impression from such a plate. 3. engraving or printing of this kind. 4. a fine, elegant style of handwriting …   Universalium

  • copperplate — cop|per|plate [ˈkɔpəpleıt US ˈka:pər ] n [U] neat regular curving handwriting with the letters all joined together in a very specific style, used especially in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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