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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
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