• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acierage The process of coating the surface of a metal plate (as a stereotype plate) with steellike iron by means of voltaic electricity; steeling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acierage The process of depositing a layer of iron on another metal, by means of electrical action. Stereotype and copper plates are sometimes treated in this way, thus increasing their durability without injury to their artistic character. When thus coated with iron they are said to be “steel-faced.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acierage ā′sē-ėr-āj the covering of an engraved copper-plate with a film of iron to ensure durability.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. aciérage, fr. acier, steel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. acier, steel—L. acies, a sharp point, and -age.


In literature:

ACIERAGE, coating a copper-plate with steel by voltaic electricity.
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