fer•ro•typePronunciation: (fer'u-tīp"), [key]
—v., -typed, -typ•ing,
to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing, while wet, on a metal sheet (fer'rotype tin").
Also called tintype.
a positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of enameled iron or tin.
the process of making such photographs.
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