Re*pous`s'e" (re -p??`s?"), a. [F., p. p. of repousser to thrust back; pref re- + pousser to push. See Push.] (a)
Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal.
Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the reverse side; -- said of thin metal, or of a vessel made of thin metal.
Repouss'e work, ornamentation of metal in relief by pressing or hammering on the reverse side.
© Webster 1913.