pin mark

noun
1. : a slight indentation in the side of a piece of foundry type made by the pin that pushes the type from the mold
2. : the mark on the bottom of a piece of ceramic ware made by a pin supporting it during firing

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the circular indentation on the upper part of a type body, made by the pin that ejects the type from the caster. See diag. under type.
[1885-90]

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pin mark,
a small depression in the shank of a printing type, sometimes containing an identifying number or symbol.

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