Meaning of “copperplate” in the English Dictionary

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"copperplate" in British English

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copperplatenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒp.ə.pleɪt/ us /ˈkɑː.pɚ.pleɪt/

Examples from literature

  • Ellen worked an hour or two every evening on the novel, and next day Andrew copied it in a hand like copperplate—large, with ornate flourishes. 
  • Jane's was a copperplate production, with every "t" nicely crossed and every "i" precisely dotted, and not an interesting sentence in it. 
  • She has a beautiful voice and writes a hand that looks like copperplate. 
  • The first step a hedge schoolmaster took, on establishing himself in a school, was to write out, in his best copperplate hand, a flaming advertisement, detailing, at full length, the several branches he professed himself capable of teaching. 

(Definition of “copperplate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)