paper faced with a preparation of carbon or other material, used between two sheets of plain paper in order to reproduce on the lower sheet that which is written or typed on the upper.
Also called carbon tissue. a paper for making photographs by the carbon process.
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How to use carbon paper in a sentence
Zinesters also used typewriters, making copies with carbon paper.Newsletters may threaten the mainstream media, but they also build communities | Sarah Ovink | July 8, 2021 | Washington Post
And when at length she reached out for a sheet of carbon paper her hand trembled so she could scarcely hold it.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete | Winston Churchill
A piece of carbon paper is then coated lightly with gelatine, sensitized with bichromate of potassium and allowed to dry.The Building of a Book | Various
The design is transferred to the metal by use of carbon paper.Copper Work | Augustus F. Rose
A boy, his face smeared with blue smudges off carbon paper, rushed up to them and inquired their business.Helen in the Editor's Chair | Ruthe S. Wheeler
The design is traced by means of carbon paper on the paper lining of the inlay leather.The Decoration of Leather | Georges de Rcy
British Dictionary definitions for carbon paper
a thin sheet of paper coated on one side with a dark waxy pigment, often containing carbon, that is transferred by the pressure of writing or of typewriter keys onto the copying surface below: Often shortened to: carbon
another name for carbon tissue
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