- a board, usually of stainless steel, fitted under part of the wire in a Fourdrinier machine for supporting the pulp stack before it is sufficiently formed to support itself on the wire.
- deckle edge.
Origin of deckle
1800–10; < German Deckel cover, lid, equivalent to deck(en) to cover (see deck) + -el noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for deckel
He now pushes the mould along the small board to the left, and removes the deckel.
Meanwhile the vat-man puts the deckel upon the other mould, and makes another sheet.
- a frame used to contain pulp on the mould in the making of handmade paper
- Also called: deckle strap a strap on each edge of the moving web of paper on a paper-making machine that fixes the width of the paper
- See deckle edge
C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover
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Word Origin and History for deckel
1810, in paper-making, from German deckel "lid, little cover," diminutive of decke "cover" (see deck (n.)).
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