deckle

or deck·el

[dek-uh l]
noun Papermaking.
  1. a board, usually of stainless steel, fitted under part of the wire in a Fourdrinier machine for supporting the pulp stack before it is sufficiently formed to support itself on the wire.
  2. deckle edge.

Origin of deckle

1800–10; < German Deckel cover, lid, equivalent to deck(en) to cover (see deck) + -el noun suffix
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deckle

deckel

noun
  1. a frame used to contain pulp on the mould in the making of handmade paper
  2. Also called: deckle strap a strap on each edge of the moving web of paper on a paper-making machine that fixes the width of the paper
  3. See deckle edge

Word Origin for deckle

C19: from German Deckel lid, from decken to cover
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Word Origin and History for deckle
n.

1810, in paper-making, from German deckel "lid, little cover," diminutive of decke "cover" (see deck (n.)).

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