Definition of Tympan

1. Noun. A musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end.




Definition of Tympan

1. n. A drum.

Definition of Tympan

1. Noun. a piece of cloth padding placed under the platen of a letterpress to distribute the pressure on the sheet being printed ¹

2. Noun. (musical instruments) the stretched membrane of a drum; a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder with such a membrane at each end ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) a tympanum ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tympan

1. a drum [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympan

tylosis ciliaris
tylosis linguae
tylote
tylotes
tylotic
tyloxapol
tymazoline
tymbal
tymbales
tymbals
tyme
tymes
tymovirus
tymp
tympan (current term)
tympan-
tympana
tympanal
tympanectomy
tympani
tympania
tympanic
tympanic air cells
tympanic antrum
tympanic attic
tympanic body
tympanic bone
tympanic canal
tympanic canaliculus

Literary usage of Tympan

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1. A Dictionary of the Art of Printing by William Savage (1841)
"All these parts being properly adjusted, the mode of application is as follows: — For making ready a Forme or Sheet, the tympan-sheet is drawn on the tympan ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"Within recent years the machinery for the Campbell Company The sheets are led into this machine, as into an there is always a clean tympan back of the paper ..."

3. The History and Art of Printing by Philip Luckombe (1771)
"Then laying the tympan flat down upon the Form, he lays the Blankets in it : they are called the Blankets, though generally it is but one Blanket doubled ..."

4. Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More by Charles Thomas Jacobi (1908)
"The object of the tympan is, first, to contain a few sheets to receive the impression, and also the making-ready of each forme; when fastened down and ..."

5. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"tympan, fw'th 7«y»e/<] ii attributed со ehe ... tympan, [among Printers ] it я tympan OF AN ... tympan ..."

6. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1851)
"X is the tympan, and Y the frisket, :h open the reverse way to the same parts in presses now in general use ¡ they jointed together at the lower edge, ..."

7. A Treatise on Hydraulics: For the Use of Engineers by Jean François Aubuisson de Voissins (1852)
"We will include among wheels with buckets, a machine tympan frequently used by the ancients, to which they gave the name wheel, of tympan ..."

8. A Treatise on Hydraulics: For the Use of Engineers by Joseph Bennett (1858)
"Wo will include among wheels with buckets, a machine tympan frequently used by the ancients, to whicli they gave the name ..."

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