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[mass noun] The decoration of metal or ceramic objects with regular engraved patterns using a lathe.
- ‘The leopardskin borders are created of translucent enamel over engine turning in imitation of moire silk.’
- ‘Perhaps the most fascinating of the decorative arts is engine turning, a centuries-old craft.’
- ‘Because Engine Turning is such a labor-intensive process, it came to be associated with high quality luxury items.’
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