from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A technique of intaglio engraving in which a hard steel needle is used to incise lines in a metal, usually copper plate, with the rough burr at the sides of the incised lines often retained to produce a velvety black tone in the print.
- n. An engraving or print made using this technique.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an acid-free etching created by direct incision into a metal or clear acrylic plate with an etching scribe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The needle with which such an engraving is made.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A steel instrument or etching-needle with a sharp point, used by etchers to cut delicate lines on copperplates from which the etching-ground has been removed.
- n. The process of engraving with the dry-point.
- In engraving, an epithet applied to a line made with the dry-point, or to an engraving produced by means of that instrument.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a print produced by dry point engraving
- n. a steel needle for engraving without acid on a bare copper plate
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