Car*toon" (?), n. [F. carton (cf. It. cartons pasteboard, cartoon.); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]
A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a model for transferring or copying; -- used in the making of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as, the cartoons of Raphael.
A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as , the cartoons of "Puck."
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