trypograph

noun

tryp·​o·​graph
ˈtripəˌgraf,
-rȧf
: a mimeograph using a stencil made by placing treated paper over a metal plate having sharp corrugations and writing with a stylus whose pressure causes the corrugations to pierce the paper and form the design
trypographic
¦⸗⸗¦grafik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Greek trypan to bore, pierce through + English -o- + -graph

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“Trypograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trypograph. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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