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goffer

[gof-er]
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noun
  1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women's caps.
verb (used with object)
  1. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
Also gauf·fer [gaw-fer, gof-er] /ˈgɔ fər, ˈgɒf ər/.

Origin of goffer

1700–10; < French gaufre waffle < Middle Dutch wāfel waffle1
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British Dictionary definitions for gauffer

gauffer

noun, verb
  1. a less common spelling of goffer

goffer

gauffer

verb (tr)
  1. to press pleats into (a frill)
  2. to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
noun
  1. an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
  2. the decoration formed by goffering books
  3. the iron or tool used in making goffers

Word Origin

C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle 1, wafer
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