Variant of stencil
Origin: from Middle English stansilen, to ornament with spangles from Old French estenceler from estencele, spangle, spark from Vulgar Latin an unverified form stincilla, for Classical Latin scintilla, spark: see scintillate
- a thin sheet, as of paper, metal, or impermeable film, with holes cut through in the shape of letters or designs: when ink, paint, etc. is spread over the stencil, the letters or designs are marked on the surface beneath
- a pattern, design, letter, etc. made by stenciling
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