etchernoun [ C ]uk /ˈetʃ.ər/ us /ˈetʃ.ɚ/
› a person who makes etchings
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- A Dutch etcher and engraver of the seventeenth century, who pursued her art from pure love of it, never trying to make her works popular or to sell them.
- He is also an etcher of great merit, and an original sculptor.
- No black-and-white draughtsman of our time, no wood-cutter, etcher, or line-engraver, worked with slower deliberation.
- The etcher first covers the surface of the metal with a layer of some waxy substance and draws his picture through this coating, or "etching ground," as it is called.
- This was the etcher of European renown.