Meaning of ferrotype

fer•ro•type

Pronunciation: (fer'u-tīp"), [key]
— v., n. -typed, -typ•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing, while wet, on a metal sheet
—n.
  1. Also calleda positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of enameled iron or tin.
  2. the process of making such photographs.
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