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stencil (plural stencils)
- A thin sheet either perforated or with some other technique, with which a pattern may be produced upon a surface
- A utensil that contains a perforated sheet through which ink can be forced to create a printed pattern onto a surface.
- A typeface looking as if made by the utensil.W:Stencil (typeface)
- A two-ply master sheet for use with a spirit duplicator (ditto machine).
utensil consisting of a perforated sheet