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tracing paper

a thin, transparent paper for making tracings.
Origin of tracing paper
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for tracing paper
Historical Examples
  • I unfolded the tracing paper and found on it drawings of a machine gun.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • Take a piece of tracing paper and rule a vertical line on it.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • You have only to follow your own line with tracing paper, and apply it to your own copy.

    Lectures on Art John Ruskin
  • Her arms were full of big rolls of cartridge paper and tracing paper.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • He rescued one or two rolls and a sheet of tracing paper from the floor.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • To effect this object the mucilage should be thick, and the tracing paper should be dampened with a sponge after it is pasted.

  • These drawings are sufficiently open and clear to form very good examples to copy and to trace on tracing paper.

  • "Read it to us," said she, and handed me a dozen sheets of tracing paper pinned together.

    Aliens William McFee
  • When the tracing paper is removed a perfect outline in charcoal is found to have been made.

    Crayon Portraiture Jerome A. Barhydt
  • Third, there are the tracers, either youths or girls, who copy drawings on tracing paper without necessarily understanding them.

British Dictionary definitions for tracing paper

tracing paper

strong transparent paper used for tracing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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