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frisket Line breaks: fris|ket
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɪskɪt/

Definition of frisket in English:

noun

1 Printing A thin metal frame keeping the paper in position during printing on a hand press.
1.1 [mass noun] US Fluid or adhesive paper used in painting or crafts to cover areas of a surface on which paint is not wanted: over these zones of colour, she applies frisket [as modifier]: I don’t use frisket film
More example sentences
  • Next, I decided to try something new and have students block out the shapes that they had drawn with some frisket, which is masking film commonly used by airbrush artists.
  • He has mastered a technique of successive washes using masking friskets and dry brush, making the fish come to life on paper.
  • They particularly loved the shadow-box assignment and working with the frisket.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French frisquette, from Provençal frisqueto, from Spanish frasqueta.

Words that rhyme with frisket

biscuit, brisket

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