proof sheet

  1. a printer's proof.

  2. Photography. a contact print.

Origin of proof sheet

First recorded in 1615–25

Words Nearby proof sheet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use proof sheet in a sentence

  • One ought to go over a proof-sheet three times at least in order to avoid all mistakes.

  • He is one of those born newspaper men who could not live out of sight of the ticker-tape, and the copy-hook and the proof-sheet.

  • Presently, with an exclamation of relief, the editor laid aside the last proof-sheet and looked up.

  • Mr. Butefish laid down the proof-sheet, sighed deeply, and quite unconsciously moistened his lips.

    The Fighting Shepherdess  | Caroline Lockhart
  • On the following noon I was correcting a proof-sheet of my volume, when the servant abruptly announced Mr. Fitzgerald!