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  1. a mask of thin paper laid over an illustration to shield certain areas when using an airbrush.
  2. 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.
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Origin of frisket

From the French word frisquette, dating back to 1675–85. See frisk, -et
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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


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

C17: from French frisquette, of obscure origin
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