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gauffering

[gaw-fer-ing, gof-er-]
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noun
  1. goffering.
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goffer

[gof-er]
noun
  1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women's caps.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
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Also gauf·fer [gaw-fer, gof-er] /ˈgɔ fər, ˈgɒf ər/.

Origin of goffer

1700–10; < French gaufre waffle < Middle Dutch wāfel waffle1
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Historical Examples

  • After the edges have been gilt they may be decorated by tooling, called “gauffering.”

    Bookbinding, and the Care of Books

    Douglas Cockerell

  • Footnote 3: There is a picture of an Egyptian gauffering machine in Wilkinson, vol.


British Dictionary definitions for gauffering

goffer

gauffer

verb (tr)
  1. to press pleats into (a frill)
  2. to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
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noun
  1. an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
  2. the decoration formed by goffering books
  3. the iron or tool used in making goffers
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Word Origin

C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle 1, wafer
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