second sheet

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second sheet (plural second sheets)

  1. A sheet of paper on which a carbon copy is typically made.
    • 1956, Chester M. Lewis and William Henry Offenhauser, Microrecording: Industrial and Library Applications, Interscience Publishers, page 32,
      If the document of interest were a carbon copy of a letter made on a very poor grade of yellow second-sheet paper it might not last... .
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 50,
      It was an almost endless-looking letter, typewritten on several pages of second-sheet yellow paper, and he was having some little trouble keeping it propped up... .
    • 1982, Carolyn J. Mullins and Thomas W. West, The Office Automation Primer: Harnessing Information Technologies for Greater Productivity, Prentice-Hall, ISBN 013631077X, page 43,
      Some models allow for both letterhead and second-sheet paper.