flong

[flong, flawng]

noun Printing.

the material of which a stereotype mold is made.

Nearby words

  1. flodden,
  2. floe,
  3. floeberg,
  4. flog,
  5. flokati,
  6. flood,
  7. flood basalt,
  8. flood control,
  9. flood insurance,
  10. flood lamp

Origin of flong

1875–80; alteration of French flan flan

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British Dictionary definitions for flong

flong

noun

printing a material, usually pulped paper or cardboard, used for making moulds in stereotyping
journalism slang material that is not urgently topical

Word Origin for flong

C20: variant of flan

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