• WordNet 3.6
    • n etcher someone who etches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Etcher One who etches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n etcher One who etches; one whose profession is etching.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Etcher one who etches
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Ger. ätzen, to corrode by acid; from same root as Ger. essen. See Eat.


In literature:

London's dead for etchers.
"Aliens" by William McFee
The etcher runs no risk of any kind by his rule of abstinence.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Note his work as an etcher.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
As a lithographer and etcher, his work resembles that of Henri Leys.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It is the ground used by Mr. Peter Moran, one of the most experienced of our American etchers.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
He also achieved distinction as an etcher, and published an instructive and useful volume on landscape painting (London, 1906).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Hence it is no longer theirs; but the master romancer and the master etcher had much in common.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
Hamerton said, will not see or think like an etcher, nor an etcher like an engraver in mezzotint.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
It was not this thought which in this moment of harrowing decision seemed to scratch her soul like an etcher's needle.
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Meryon and Whistler are two of the greatest modern etchers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Inkcups Now says its Cobalt 350 system is a revolutionary plate maker for pad printing and a versatile industrial laser etcher.
Burgess is a glass etcher, one of approximately 100 who freehand their designs.

In science:

After the SiN etch, a very thick ( 10 µm) photoresist is patterned to define the membrane, and membrane legs. A thick resist is necessary because the exposed bare silicon is etched with an STS deep trench etcher, which cuts completely through the 500 µm thick wafer in 3 hours.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry