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tracing paper

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  1. a thin, transparent paper for making tracings.

Origin of tracing paper

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for tracing paper

Historical Examples

  • The first thing Grindley took out was a roll of tracing-paper.

    The Messenger

    Elizabeth Robins

  • Grindley laid letter and envelope on the floor by the tracing-paper.

    The Messenger

    Elizabeth Robins

  • Who does not know the peculiar smell of tracing-paper, with its suggestions of ownership?

  • Selecting some tracing-paper from among the things left by his father, the boy made a tracing from the plan he had been studying.

    Derrick Sterling

    Kirk Monroe

  • He snatched towards him a blank sheet of tracing-paper, and scrawled it over with significant lines.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for tracing paper

tracing paper

  1. strong transparent paper used for tracing
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