Definition of hand-paper in English:

hand-paper

noun

  • 1As two words. Paper with a watermark consisting of an open hand under a five- or six-pointed star, particularly employed in the sixteenth cent. Now historical.

  • 2Paper made by hand, as opposed to by machine.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Samuel Denne (1730–1799), antiquary. From hand + paper.

Pronunciation

hand-paper

/ˈhan(d)ˌpeɪpə/