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noun 
  1. a piece of cloth padding placed under the platen of a letterpress to distribute the pressure on the sheet being printed
  1. (musici) the stretched membrane of a drum; a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder with such a membrane at each end
  2. (architecture) a tympanum
Etymology: From tympanum.


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