Definition of gold-beater's skin in English:

gold-beater's skin

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A membrane used to separate leaves of gold during beating.
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  • A piece of steel spring was attached to a stretched membrane of gold-beater's skin and placed in front of the pole of the magnet.
  • The phonautograph used by Bell was a large cone, closed at the small end by a membrane of gold-beater's skin.
  • Though this technique was sufficient in many cases, a stronger bond was achieved with other adhesives in combination with the gold-beater's skin.

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