dandy roll


noun Papermaking.

a light, open cylinder of wire gauze in a papermaking machine, for smoothing wet pulp and for impressing a watermark.

Nearby words

  1. dandruff,
  2. dandy,
  3. dandy brush,
  4. dandy fever,
  5. dandy operation,
  6. dandy-brush,
  7. dane,
  8. dane particle,
  9. danegeld,
  10. danelage

Origin of dandy roll

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called dandy roller.

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British Dictionary definitions for dandy roll

dandy roll

dandy roller

noun

a light roller used in the manufacture of certain papers to produce watermarks
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