tracing paper

noun

Definition of tracing paper

: a semitransparent paper for tracing drawings also : a thin paper containing a clothing pattern to be transferred to fabric (as through carbon paper) by tracing

First Known Use of tracing paper

1824, in the meaning defined above

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tracing paper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tracing paper

: a very thin kind of paper that you can see through and use to trace a design, picture, etc.

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