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- n. A metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal.
- adj. Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the reverse side; -- said of thin metal, or of a vessel made of thin metal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Raised in relief by means of the hammer; beaten up from the under or reverse side.
- n. Repoussé work; the art of shaping vessels and the like, and of producing ornament on the surface, by hammering thin metal on the reverse side, the artist watching the side destined to be exposed to follow the development of the pattern by the blows of the hammer; also, the articles thus produced.
From French repoussé ("pushed up"), ultimately from Latin pulsare ("to push"). (Wiktionary)