frisket

[fris-kit]
noun
  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.

Origin of frisket

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

noun
  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

Word Origin for frisket

C17: from French frisquette, of obscure origin
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