Origin of deckle
Examples from the Web for deckle
Wrong—just a mangle, and roll it out flat, after which they deckle the edges.
It is hard to turn to the page you want, with the deckle edge you now have.Astounding Stories, March, 1931|Various
The rough edges, or deckle, on hand-made paper is a necessary defect due to the way the paper is made.The Art of the Book|Bernard H. Newdigate
The edges of this sheet would be thin and feather-like as a result of the pulp leaking under the deckle.
Then the deckle frame was removed, and there, on the top of the mold, was a sheet of moist pulp.
British Dictionary definitions for deckle
Word Origin for deckle
Word Origin and History for deckle
1810, in paper-making, from German deckel "lid, little cover," diminutive of decke "cover" (see deck (n.)).