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cyclostyle1

[sahy-kluh-stahyl, sik-luh-]
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noun
  1. a manifolding device consisting of a kind of pen with a small toothed wheel at the end that cuts minute holes in a specially prepared paper stretched over a smooth surface: used to produce a stencil from which copies are printed.

Origin of cyclostyle1

1880–85; formerly trademark; cf. cyclo-, stylus

cyclostyle2

[sahy-kluh-stahyl, sik-luh-]
noun Architecture.
  1. a circular colonnade or columned building open at the center.

Origin of cyclostyle2

Related formscy·clo·sty·lar, adjective
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  • Cyclostyle, sī′klo-stīl, n. an apparatus for multiplying copies of a writing.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for cyclostyle

cyclostyle

noun
  1. a kind of pen with a small toothed wheel, used for cutting minute holes in a specially prepared stencil. Copies of the design so formed can be printed on a duplicator by forcing ink through the holes
  2. an office duplicator using a stencil prepared in this way
verb
  1. (tr) to print on a duplicator using such a stencil
Derived Formscyclostyled, adjective
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