deckle dec"kle (d[e^]k"k'l), n. [Cf. G. deckel cover, lid.] (Paper Making) A separate thin wooden frame used to form the border of a hand mold, or a curb of India rubber or other material which rests on, and forms the edge of, the mold in a paper machine and determines the width of the paper. [Spelt also {deckel}, and {dekle}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • deckle — /ˈdɛkəl/ (say dekuhl) noun 1. (in paper making) a frame which forms the paper pulp, fixing the size of a sheet of paper. 2. deckle edge. {German Deckel, diminutive of Decke cover} …  

  • deckle-edged — dec kle edged deckled dec kled, a. having a rough edge; having a deckle edge; used of handmade paper or paper resembling handmade; as, deckle edged paper; a deckle edged book. Syn: featheredged. [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deckle edge — n. 1. the rough, irregular edge of a sheet of paper after it leaves the deckle and before it is trimmed: such edges are often favored as decorative 2. an imitation of such an edge produced on trimmed paper, as by tearing deckle edged [dek′əl… …   English World dictionary

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