- 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
The first thing Grindley took out was a roll of tracing-paper.
Grindley laid letter and envelope on the floor by the tracing-paper.
Who does not know the peculiar smell of tracing-paper, with its suggestions of ownership?Station Amusements
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
He snatched towards him a blank sheet of tracing-paper, and scrawled it over with significant lines.The Roll-Call
- strong transparent paper used for tracing
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