Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes or engraves metal dies for stamping or shaping.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An engraver of dies for stamping coins, medals, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engraver of dies for stamping or embossing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes dies
  • n. someone who makes dies

Etymologies

die +‎ sinker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The diesinker had to translate a drawing – it might be for a candlestick in the form of a Corinthian column – into three dimensions, in reverse, chiseling it into hard steel and then smoothing it with emery cloth.

    Amid the jumble, the story of Britain's age of silver

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