Tym"pan (?), n. [F., fr. tympanum a kettledrum, a panel of a door. See Tympanum, and cf. Tymp.]


A drum.


2. Arch.

A panel; a tympanum.

3. Print.

A frame covered with parchment or cloth, on which the blank sheets are put, in order to be laid on the form to be impressed.

Tympan sheet Print., a sheet of paper of the same size as that to be printed, pasted on the tympan, and serving as a guide in laying the sheets evenly for printing.

W. Savage.


© Webster 1913.

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