Definition of stencil noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stencil

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BrE BrE//ˈstensl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstensl//
 
Art equipment
 
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a thin piece of metal, plastic or card with a design cut out of it, that you put onto a surface and paint over so that the design is left on the surface; the pattern or design that is produced in this way See related entries: Art equipment Word Origin early 18th cent.: from earlier stansel ‘ornament with various colours’ (based on Latin scintilla ‘spark’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stencil

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