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frisket

[fris-kit] /ˈfrɪs kɪt/
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
1675-1685
1675-85; < French frisquette. See frisk, -et
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frisket

/ˈfrɪskɪt/
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
C17: from French frisquette, of obscure origin
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