noun. a print made from an engraved copperplate.
noun. an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved.
- copperplate engraving
noun. a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings.
- running hand
Example sentences of the word copperplate
1. Verb, base form
Lithography was initially invented by Alois Senefelder in 1798 to provide a lower-cost alternative to copperplate engraving.
2. Noun, singular or mass
This, however, is much faster than the time an artist would need to prepare a copperplate.