verb (used with object), sten·ciled, sten·cil·ing or (especially British) sten·cilled, sten·cil·ling.
Origin of stencil
Examples from the Web for stencilling
Historical Examples of stencilling
You will find that stencilling is the most delightful of the home crafts.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
"I don't know who's to finish the stencilling in Va," said Kathleen Wilcox.Loyal to the School
Florence, will you get the oil-paints that we use 286 for stencilling?Winona of the Camp Fire
What with repoussé work and stencilling and chip carving, I hardly ever get half an hour to enjoy a book.The Madcap of the School
To go back a bit, the earliest method of coloring paper hangings was by stencilling.Old Time Wall Papers
Katherine Abbott Sanborn
verb -cils, -cilling or -cilled or US -cils, -ciling or -ciled (tr)
Word Origin for stencil
1707, not recorded again until 1848, probably from Middle English stencellen "decorate with bright colors," from Middle French estenceler "cover with sparkles or stars, powder with color," from estencele "spark, spangle," from Vulgar Latin *stincilla, metathesis of Latin scintilla "spark."
"to produce a design with a stencil," 1861, from stencil (n.). Related: Stenciled; stenciling.