tympan

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tym·pan

noun \ˈtim-pən\

Definition of TYMPAN

1
:  1drum 1
2
:  a sheet (as of paper or cloth) placed between the impression surface of a press and the paper to be printed
3
:  tympanum 2

Origin of TYMPAN

in sense 1, from Middle English, from Old English timpana, from Latin tympanum; in other senses, from Medieval Latin & Latin tympanum
First Known Use: before 12th century

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