the irregular, untrimmed edge of handmade paper, often used for ornamental effect in fine books and stationery, now often produced artificially on machine-made paper.
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What does “yare” mean?
Also called deckle.
Origin of deckle edge
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby deckle edge
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British Dictionary definitions for deckle edge
the rough edge of handmade paper, caused by pulp seeping between the mould and the deckle: often left as ornamentation in fine books and writing papers
a trimmed edge imitating this
Derived forms of deckle edgedeckle-edged, adjective
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