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.