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1. A metal plate used in letterpress printing, made by electroplating a lead or plastic mold of the page to be printed.
2. The process of making an electrotype.

e·lec′tro·type′ v.
e·lec′tro·typ′er n.
e·lec′tro·typ′ic (-trō-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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Electrotypers' Union 21 C(l)ub Aircraft Workers' Indepedent n/a Corp.
(9) Includes electrotypers (10) Firms which are listed as "merchant tailors" in the "business directory" but which are not describing themselves as merchant tailors in the "alphabetical" section of the Toronto Directory 1883.