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English definition of “stencil”

stencil

noun [C]     /ˈstensəl/
a piece of paper or plastic with patterns cut into it, that you use to paint patterns onto a surfacePainting and drawing materials
stencil verb [I, T] (present participle mainly UK stencilling, past tense and past participle stencilled, present participle US stenciling, past tense and past participle stenciled) to use a stencil to paint patterns onto a surfacePainting, drawing and printing
(Definition of stencil noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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