Definition of dabber in English:



  • A rounded pad used in printing to apply ink to a surface.

    ‘Later, a coat of lamp black ink and gum is applied on the paper, which is tapped with dabbers and brush.’
    • ‘Ink was applied to the type by dabbers, known as ink balls, a technique which survived until the development of the ink roller at the beginning of the 19th cent.’
    • ‘A little amount of work for their hands was given when they took copies of the inscriptions present in the museum with simple accessories like coir brush and ink dabber.’



/ˈdabər/ /ˈdæbər/