- a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.
- a machine for impregnating fabric with rubber, as in the manufacture of automobile tires.
- to press in a calender.
Origin of calender
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Examples from the Web for calendering
Before the final rolling in the calendering machine the fabric is lightly smoothed by passing over warm cylinders.
Cal′endering; Cal′endrer, one whose business it is to calender cloth; Cal′endry, a place where calendering is done.
In other words, the density of any given piece of paper is proportionate to the amount of calendering it receives.
Such damp spots in the paper crush in the calendering and make blackened areas in the paper.
Calendering and beetling make the material smooth and lustrous and reduce the thickness.Foods and Household Management
- a machine in which paper or cloth is glazed or smoothed by passing between rollers
- (tr) to subject (material) to such a process
- a member of a mendicant order of dervishes in Turkey, Iran, and India
Word Origin and History for calendering
"to pass through a calender," a machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc., 1510s, from Middle French calandre, the machine name, from Medieval Latin calendra (see calender (n.)).
"machine which smooths and presses paper, cloth, etc.," 1510s (late 13c. in surnames of persons who use such a machine), 1510s, from Old French calandreur, from Medieval Latin calendra "cloth-pressing machine," so called from the shape of the machine used, from Latin cylindrus, from Greek kylindros "roll, cylinder" (see cylinder).