etch verb definition in Artwork and techniques topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Artwork and techniques topic
[transitive, intransitive] to cut lines into a piece of glass, metal, etc. in order to make words or a picture etch (A) (in/into/on B) a glass tankard with his initials etched on it A security number had been etched on the car window as a protection against theft. etch B (with A) a glass tankard etched with his initials