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frisket

[ fris-kit ]
/ ˈfrɪs kɪt /
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noun

a mask of thin paper laid over an illustration to shield certain areas when using an airbrush.
Printing. a mask of strong paper set in a rectangular frame attached to the tympan of certain presses and cut up so as to prevent accidental soiling or printing by furniture or the chase.

Nearby words

friseur, frisian, frisian carving, frisian islands, frisk, frisket, frisky, frisson, frist, frisé, frisée

Origin of frisket

From the French word frisquette, dating back to 1675–85. See frisk, -et
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Examples from the Web for frisket

  • In the cut at the head of this article, the pressman is represented as in the act of turning down the frisket upon the tympan.

    Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
  • The bed traveled on guide ways, and the tympan and frisket were hinged to fold back and lay in elevated position.

British Dictionary definitions for frisket

frisket

/ (ˈfrɪskɪt) /

noun

printing a light rectangular frame, attached to the tympan of a hand printing press, that carries a parchment sheet to protect the nonprinting areas

Word Origin for frisket

C17: from French frisquette, of obscure origin
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