a light, open cylinder of wire gauze in a papermaking machine, for smoothing wet pulp and for impressing a watermark.
Origin of dandy roll
First recorded in 1830–40
Also called dandy roller.
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a light roller used in the manufacture of certain papers to produce watermarks
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