Webster 1913 Edition
A panel; a tympanum.
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.
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A drum; hence, the barrel or hollow part of the ear behind the membrane of the tympanum.
2.The area of a pediment; also, the part of a pedestal called the trunk or dye.
3.The pannel of a door.
4.A triangular space or table in the corners or sides of an arch, usually enriched with figures.
5.Among printers, 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.