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The act, process, or art of beating sheets of gold into gold leaf.

gold′beat′er n.
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Noun1.goldbeater - an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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The expert hammer of a goldbeater, whose ancient art is referred to by Homer, can beat an ounce of gold into a sheet two hundred feet square, a mere shimmering film.