Etymology
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copperplate (n.)

also copper-plate, "plate of polished copper, engraved and etched," 1660s, from copper (n.1) + plate (n.).

updated on March 30, 2018

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Definitions of copperplate from WordNet

copperplate (n.)
a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings;
copperplate (n.)
a print made from an engraved copperplate;
copperplate (n.)
an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved;
Synonyms: copperplate engraving
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