from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mould, especially one made from papier-mâché, used to create a stereotype.
- v. Simple past of fling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of fling.
- n. A compressed mass of paper sheets, forming a matrix or mold for stereotype plates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obsolete preterit and past participle of fling.
- n. In stereotyping, a combination of several sheets of moist tissue-paper successively superposed, with thin paste between: used by stereotypers, in the papier-maché process, to form a mold or matrix from composed types.
French flan (Wiktionary)